So a friend brought me his messed up laptop yesterday to try and clean up the virus's and malware. I realized he had no active antivirus or antispyware programs at all. I have installed avast free edition, mbam, adaware and spybot s&d and none will work. The only scan that avast will finish is the boot time scan and it isn't finding anything. I can't seem to save a log file with HijackThis and have tried all in safe mode and normal mode. I have also tried running the housecall online scanner from trendmicro.com and it crashes after a minute or two. Currently trying to do a scan from pandasecurity.com. Any other ideas?
Oops...forgot to mention laptop is running WinXP.
Edited by scar69, 28 September 2010 - 11:08 AM.