I had Packed.Generic.233, Downloader, Trojan Backdoor viruses. Currently, Google or Yahoo will rediect links. After a few passes my Norton Antivirus, it seemed to clean some viruses...now full scan shows no threats. However, I still have viruses and after reading posts here, I tried to solve this myself. When I try to run scanners, including Hijackthis, it appears to run for a second, and then disappears. If I try to run the program again...it says "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." message. This happened with internet explorer as well. I had to install firefox to access the web. Finally, although Norton does not find any threats during a scan, once in a while it detects and blocks backdooor.trojan.
Please help. Since I can't run the scanners...I need expert guidance...
Thanks in advance.
After reading a similar thread with the same problem, I think I may have to format and start from scratch. I have a secondary hard drive where I backup datafiles. I fear that I've been compromised beyone repair.
If I redo my C drive, is it safe to assume my secondary drive is clean, since it only contains data?
I appreciate any advice on these issues....thanks again.
Edited by mikeficklonni, 26 August 2009 - 06:09 PM.