I attempted to download fixtm.reg and received the following error:
Internet Explorer connot download fixtm.reg from download.bleepingcomputer.com Internet Explorer was not able to open this Internet Site. The requested site is either unavailable or cannot be found. Please try again later.
Clearly this virus has a stronghold on the pc please advise on next steps to address the issue.
Edit Data: Here is the information provided in the initial post -
The PC virus protection expired recently and before I addressed the renewal my children apparently found a virus using the computer online. I am not able to determine the source of the problem or investigate as I am unable to open task manager and many programs. When I attempt to open task manager via ctrl+alt+del I receive an error message that states: Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator. Problem is my log in is the administrator or was until this unsightly virus arrived. When I try to right click the task bar to access task manager the option is grey and therefore I am unable to select it. I also attempted to open regedit.exe to see if task manager was disabled and when I attempt to open a command window it instantly closes.
Other information that may be of importance is when I reboot the pc numerous command windows automatically open up and close rather quickly (approx. 20-30 different windows). I am not able to open ANY programs including Malwarebytes or Ad-Aware or even MS word etc when I attempt to open them a command window quickly opens and closes and nothing else occurs. I also opened the control panel for options and regardless of what I select I receive the following error: C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe The parameter is incorrect.
I have rebooted in safe mode to see if I can access task manager, command functions or programs from there and its the same outcome.
The only program I am able to use is internet explorer and I am able to access the internet currently posting this thread for help from the challenged pc.
Greatly appreciate any assistance provided for my situation.
Edited by cgilbert, 13 September 2009 - 04:41 PM.