Now on to the problem. I just got back from school for the summer to find a really nasty virus dug into the family PC. I've tried a couple things to remove it, but i've exhausted my ideas. Here are some of the symptoms:
-A green background with a large black box which replaces my desktop and tells me that" System has been stopped due to a serious malfunction. Spyware activity has been detected. It is recommended to use spyware removal tool to prevent data loss. Do not use the computer before all spyware removed."(Before, the desktop would simply stay in "Active Desktop Recovery" mode.
-A dialog box that tells me that "Worm.Win32.NetSky" has been detected on my machine and that it is neccessary to perform a full system scan.
-Every few minutes, I receive a "word bubble" popup that tells me that "Your computer is infected! Windows has detected an infection of spyware! It is recommended to use special antispyware tools to prevent data loss. Windows will now download and install the most up-to-date antispyware for you."
Also, I have been told that the computer has been without internet access for some time. I suspect this is from the virus as well. Help with this would be great too.
All help would be appreciated. Thank you!
Edited by A.Fish, 27 May 2010 - 09:48 PM.