After removing 2010, I still had a fake yellow speech bubble trying to persuade me to download the same anti program. I browsed the computer looking for other possible malicious files. I've reinstalled MBAM and avast several times and newly installed SDfix which managed to remove a couple files. However when I try to run MBAM, avast, and HijackThis it will scan for a few seconds then get shut down for some reason. Afterwards the programs cannot be accessed at all. Regedit also couldn't be accessed until I created another admin account. Msconfig also claims that I do not have admin rights and thus not all changes could be applied. Another thing I found odd was that when I first started the computer in Safe Mode there was a second account labeled administrator even though there was only one account before I created the latest account.
I am now stuck browsing the internet with my tiny iTouch keyboard for solutions. I've been working on this for the past two days and probably developed this headache because of it. I'm about ready to give up and reformat the computer. Can you please help?
Edit: couple other details I forgot to mention - renaming MBAM let it run but then it couldn't update and would shut down after starting a scan
Scheduling a boot time scan on avast also worked but it couldn't get past the first infection it encountered and the computer stopped responding
P.S. My dad is now considering getting a Mac to prevent further problems. Thoughts?
Edited by Jomarel, 23 August 2009 - 02:20 AM.