Posted 30 September 2009 - 11:22 AM
Came home from my honeymoon the other day to find my house sitter managed to get something on my computer, been banging my head off my desk trying to fix it by means I would have used in the past.... except I'm unable to. Whatever this is, shuts down every program I try to use to clean the system after a few seconds of scanning and then changes the permission on the executable "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item" so I'm unable to launch it again. I've tried renaming the executables, and sometimes they will run again, only to be shut down and locked again.
Firefox is constantly being hijacked as well, usually when I'm trying to search for something on google, and I click the link, I get redirected to sites like btcar.com www.luckyresults.com. And when I just tried to do a search for "browser hijacked" can't run antivirus, the browser won't let me click the search button now, even after closing and restarting it. I haven't run into this problem with IE yet, but I've barely used it so far.
Not sure of how to go forward from here, I've tried everything I would have done in the past, and I'm hoping someone here will be able to offer some input and help.
Thanks for your time.