Posted 21 October 2010 - 03:19 PM
Hey, first post here, found this place while looking for a fix for my computer.
First, I'm running Windows 7, 64 bit if I remember correctly, and the browsers I have on my computer are the most recent versions of IE, Firefox, and Chrome.
I've had steadily-increasing virus problems for the past couple of weeks; I'm not even sure why, since once the first one cropped up the only things I saved to my computer were cute kitty pictures and installers for various anti-malware programs.
Last night, I ran a combination of three programs. MalWareBytes and Spybot Search and Destroy were two I'd already run and I only kept them up to make sure I got everything. It was the first time I ran Ad-Aware, though, following a tutorial on how to use HiJackThis to clean up my computer. I didn't get to HJT, though.
Once the Ad-Aware scan was finished, a popup told me to restart to finish fixing all the problems. I didn't, yet, because I had a few things to finish scanning first. Once the scans were done, I restarted.
It started running CHKDSK and saying that my system was NTFS, which I didn't recognize. Once CHKDSK was done and it restarted, none of my programs would run.
I can bring up BatteryCare, for some reason, and I can run WinRar, plus I've got John's Background Switcher that still changes my background, but none of my Internet browsers or anti-malware programs will run. I usually have Windows Live Messenger as a startup program just to test for problems like this, and it doesn't come up either. When trying to do something like play music, it takes a while to process the command and then gives me a popup saying "server execution failed" or "There was a problem sending the command to the program." explorer.exe is running still and I can move and delete files.
I've booted into safe mode and the programs still won't start; I'm not sure if this is a problem brought on by a virus of some sort or my attempts at fixing the previous issue. Er. Help?