I have a laptop running XP that has been infected by some sort of virus. After restarting a warning box comes up saying "Security Warning.....Application cannot be executed....the file wscntfy.exe is infected....Do you want to run your AV software?" I cannot get rid of this prompt and IE launches various websites as well.
I have run a Malwarebytes scan and it found 4 infected files which I deleted and restarted the PC. This did not work.
Is there a way to remove the virus without completely reinstalling the system software?
I am a Mac user myself and I don't have much experience with PC's so I apologize for the noob status.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
EDIT: Moved from XP to Am I Infected forum ~ Hamluis.
Edited by hamluis, 26 June 2010 - 08:27 AM.