Ok, I was trying to get rid of "Spyware Protector 2009" off of my desktop and somehow I turned off all the system services and now I can't turn them back on.
Also, my computer is randomly freezing so I have to keep rebooting.
To start with I am running:
XP Media Center Ed Service Pack 3
AVG Free Edition ver. 7.5.557 with virus base 270.12.11/2089
The first thing I did to try to uninstall "Spyware Protector 2009" I tried to use System Restore, it allowed me to pick a restore point but then would do nothing. Next, in my attempt to get rid of "Spyware Protector 2009" I downloaded and ran "Spyware Doctor" and deleted some files that it said where threats. After this did not fix the issue and then I could no longer get on the internet, I started looking around and found that all the System Services had been disabled. I then went to the recycle bin and restored all the files I had deleted and uninstalled "Spyware Doctor". However, I still am not able to get on the internet and all System Services are still disabled and I cannot re-enable the services.
BTW, I am using my latop right now.
I just ran my AVG Free and it says my MBR has a reading error, and there are changes to 'Boot Sector of disc', kernel32.dll, wsock32.dll, user32.dll, shell32.dll, ntoskrnl.exe from C:\WINDOWS\system32\... , as well as 'hosts' from C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. But it has not found any threats...
downloaded Malewarebytes on my laptop and wrote it to a CD, copied to desktop - program would not run...
Edited by motoman74, 19 May 2009 - 05:29 PM.