Thank you for the solution, but I had some issues with it. I got the ComboFix.exe onto my desktop, then dragged the Cfscript file into it and combofix started like you said it would. It prompted me to turn off Symantec, because it was on at the time, and I did. However, about an hour later Combofix said it was still scanning for infected files. I realized that symantec had come back on somehow, so I thought maybe that was interfering with Combofix. After shutting off autoprotect again, Combofix obviously wasn't going to close on its own, so I just closed it myself. It appeared that all my files and programs were back anyway. But now I couldn't get on the internet, either via Firefox or IE. So I attempted to do the SystemRestore step. The problem there was there was no restore point available, apart from the one created by this most recent running of ComboFix. So I went to that one, thinking I would just start from the beginning of this solution again and make sure symantec stayed off.
That's where I am now, post-restore point. But most of my programs appear to be gone again. Strangely, Word, PDF, and Text documents, as well as picture files, all appear on my desktop and in the 'My Documents' or 'My Pictures' folder as they should. Other programs don't, but I know they are working because I can go into 'My Computer', then 'Program Files' and excess everything I use to be able to. It's just that I can't see almost anything apart from what I mentioned on my desktop or by going to 'Start' and the 'Programs'. Did I do something wrong? Should I undo the restore point and try to regain the permissions another way? Oh, and I have the internet back now since I did the SystemRestore, obviously.
Edit: I ran the batch file too, but i'm not sure if it did anything. A black popup window appeared for a few seconds with some text in it, and then was gone before I could read it. Nothing else appeared to be happening, so I restarted the computer and everything appears as I just described.
Edit again: Ok, I know i'm probably going to drive yall, nuts, but just for the sake of being thorough, I should also note that one of things I once again can't see when I click 'Start' then 'Programs' is Accessories, so i'm not sure how to get into System Restore again if I need to.
Edited by y2roby, 25 January 2010 - 03:36 AM.