I just looked at my computer this morning and found the Privacy Center virus running rampant. It blocks the running of applications, it reboots every time I try to start in Safe Mode, and now that I've rebooted, it comes up with this screen saying I have to update it and won't let me get past it.
I'm running XP SP3.
Before I rebooted, I tried to download and install Malwarebytes application. It downloaded fine, and installed fine. But when it tried to run itself, Privacy Center blocked its execution. I tried running the application in several different fashions, but all were blocked. It says the application is not found, it is infected, or is missing some piece of it.
I've tried bringing up Task Manager to help with the situation. I see Privacy Center running (stopping it just clears it from the screen, but nothing else shows on the screen), and I see pc.exe process running, but I don't have the option of looking at its properties (as suggested on several other sites).
Like I said, now I'm stuck at a Privacy Center screen that's asking for me to update it. I can see my windows wallpaper, but no applications are showing. I can stop Privacy Center with Task Manager, but then I just have my wallpaper showing and no applications or Start button.
I am typing this from another computer.
Any help will be GREATLY appreciated!!
Edited by MrSly, 25 November 2009 - 12:07 PM.