I apologize, but the dds.scr program did not run on the infected PC so I cannot provide that as of yet. I hope that I am posting in the appropriate thread, please move if necessary. Sometimes pictures speak louder than words so here is a screen shot of the desktop.
I started getting the 'Access Denied' box which leads me to believe that the administrative rights have been corrupted. I have no access to User Accounts, System Restore, or the C Drive. Oh! And I cannot open task manager. I do have access to cmd.
I logged in as Administrator in Safe Mode, and the only task that I was able to complete was to disable some services.
I ran Dial-A-Fix from my thumb drive, and it could not repair the permissions.
Dial-a-fix also displayed 2 Restrictive policies which it could not delete:
1. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MS\Windows\Currentversion\Policies\System\NoDispBackgroundPage (value=1; Type=REG_DWORD)
2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\MS\Windows\Currentversion\Policies\System\NoDispBackgroundPage (value=1; Type=REG_DWORD)
Comedian encounters an error then closes. TFC, and ATF Cleaner seemed to run okay but none of the others run at all.
Can I slave the hard drive of the infected PC to my laptop and run the malware removal programs that way, or will it just infect my laptop by doing that?
Hope that helps! Thanks again.