Posted 18 September 2009 - 11:37 PM
I seem to have gotten myself into quite a mess. Last night my computer started giving me lots of trouble. I'd run across viruses before, including what I think was called "System Antivirus Pro." MalwareBytes had been giving me trouble and not running, but I finally got it to run correctly and quarantine around 18 things. Then I guess I managed to unleash something else.
Currently my explorer doesn't seem to be working. I cannot click on anything on the desktop. I cannot access "My Computer" or most of my programs. I was able to run Symantec earlier and it quarantined another dozen or so files. Now that I thought I'd cleared those out, "Security Center" pops up when I restart the computer. I still can't click on anything on the desktop. MalwareBytes still won't run, even after reinstalling I get an "Error 707 (3)"
I tried disabling programs on startup through msconfig.
The suspicious programs that I've disabled are:
A blank one with the command "\Program\"
as well as some others that I believe I know the origin of.
Folders that have appeared in my C:\\ since yesterday...
"Windows Police Pro"
I am currently not on the infected computer because it's really not working. I downloaded the "dds.scr" and it opened but closed instantly, and I don't think it created the logs that it was supposed to. I am able to view what is on my desktop by going to Firefox and going to the desktop through that, but nothing else works. I'm having trouble installing anything and running the logs.
Does anyone have any ideas? I'm getting desperate. If anyone knows what I could look for to be able to use explorer again so that maybe I could clean this thing up, I'd be really appreciative.
Thanks for your help!!