Ok guys I am new around here so please forgive me if i leave anything out...here we go.
My brother had downloaded some game hack file. This is when problems started. Unfortunately he deleted it and I have no clue as to what it was and of course he doesn't remember. Anyway...
My task manager is disabled. Upon trying to run whether through Run or Ctrl+Alt+Del I get the same things. A message stating:
"Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator."
Funny thing is that I set up the accounts myself. I am the admin and the only admin.
Aside from this programs have been locking up. Only one however wont start. Can you guess? The game he downloaded the hack for.
IE is also crashing. I don't get any error messages; It just freezes. I also run Firefox and have had no issues.
In an attempt to resolve the matter I fully updated my Norton's and did a scan. Found nothing. However it starting telling me it had detected a Trojan "W32.Sality.AE". I know, oh boy. But as I said, no detection in a scan...odd.
Next step was to try MBAM (Malwarebytes Anti-Maleware) in which it DID detect it and said it removed it. Norton's disagreed. Says it is still there. Just to clarify, Norton's pop's a balloon from the Sys Tray Icon to alert me and then finds nothing when I do a full scan.
SO, I research Sality a bit. Download a free tool to remove Sality called AVG Sality removal tool. I let it do it's thing and it gets a bunch of files that cannot open. It asks if I want to run after reboot. I say yes and reboot. It never runs.
Run EVERYTHING AGAIN. This time I get no more alerts via Norton's and MBAM is finding nothing.
However...Task Manager is still disabled. Game still closes. IE is still crashing. I am left thoroughly confused and irritated.
Any ideas? I have already downloaded HJT in anticipation of being asked to use it if needed.
Thank you in advance and I hope I provided enough information to get the ball rolling.