Thank you for giving your time and talent to help folks like me!
I don't know what is controlling my PC, but it isn't me. Symptoms: start button disappeared, can't be dragged back into place, and the taskbar doesn't respond to right-clicking. AVG doesn't find any infection, but System Mechanic found "elements of porn autodialer"; pieces of a rootkit (AVI Security)I thought had been removed keep popping up in task manager; my 600 GB hard drive spins like crazy all the time now, until I disconnect the cable modem.
Rkill didn't find anything when I ran it today. Defogger installed and ran fine, but DDS doesn't run properly, it just opens a notepad doc. Can't figure out how to disable script debugging, since I can't get to my start menu, control panel, etc. Any ideas on how to proceed would be greatl appreciated!
I am running 64-bit Vista, use Firefox as my browser, AVG free for anti-virus, ZoneAlarm firewall, and MalwareBytes.
Update: was able to use System Mechanic to get around debugging, can run DDS now. Back to the list....!
EDIT: Posts merged ~BP
Edited by Budapest, 09 October 2010 - 12:34 AM.