OK, I suggest not to use Ad-Aware since I have heard to many times that the program has been hacked and most viruses have a work around so that Ad-Aware doesn't detect them properly. This is just going by 9 out of 10 geeks that I talk to on a regular basis so don't hate me at the hackers lol
I suggest Malwarebytes instead, Spybot is ok since I've not heard anything negative about it so far...
Go into safe mode. Do the Start>Run>msconfig, and when the screen appears select " Selective Startup "
once that is selected click on the Startup Tab
at the bottom right corner, there is Help, above that is Disable all, left click on Disable all once.
NOW click on the Services tab, at the bottom you should see the OK button, above that there should be a " Hide all Microsoft Services "
make sure that check box is checked. this is VERY IMPORTANT! if that box is empty, and you do the next step and save, you will Brick your PC.
WHEN " Hide All Microsoft Services " has a CHECK MARK, there should only be a few, if maybe 10-20 services left in the list ( this is relative and a made up number since all PCs are different and there could be any number of services going or not going on your PC )
if this is true, click on Disable all.
so far, we have disable all startup options, and disable most services that do not need to run, in order to get your PC up and going properly.
************** AGAIN I stress the importance of proper advice following, I take no responsibility if you do not follow step by step advice and your PC bricks out, so BE CAREFUL and be sure to follow the steps just like I'm advising...
Now after double checking that the Startup Tab has no check boxes, and that the Services tab has only disable the services that microsoft Doesn't Need to run.
the OK button should say close ( or still ok, all depends ) click on close ( or ok ) and the PC will ask if you want to reboot, reboot.
Now you should be able to enter safe mode again, but this time use the SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING
Safe Mode with networking should allow you to access the internet without having the virus bother you
if you open Firefox, and can see the internet with no pop ups or problems or anything, go to this websitehttp://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...30-081805b2f90b
you should be able to download IE7, why IE7 and not 8? well in my honest opinion 8 has so much bloatware and Bing pushing
I like 7 over 8, and since you need IE to connect to Microsoft Update, there ya go
with this you should be able to download, and install IE7 then get windows to update.
Here's hoping you get through this tl;dr post of mine... Good Luck!