1- detected and deleted the malware using Avira
2- executed System Restore, rolling back my system by 2 weeks
3- ran CCleaner to attempt to scrub any residue from the registry
4- ran Trend Micro House Call in an attempt to detect more viruses -- result was negative.
5- updated Avira, ran system scan again -- result negative
Currently, I can use my computer for about 45 minutes to an hour without problems. Then,usually if I'm in either Firefox or MS Word, text fields become garbled (esp. in Word) or are left blank (esp. the tabs in Firefox). Once these troubles begin, the stability of the entire machine goes down hill. Specifically, I am unable to open Task Manager or, upon closing Firefox or Word, cannot reopen them.
The usual error messages indicate that whatever program I'm trying to open failed to load. However one time I received an error message indicating I had insufficient RAM and hard drive space to open the desired program. I then went to My Computer and looked at the properties of the C drive. The pie chart indicated my drive consisted of 0 bytes (0 bytes used, available, etc.) I opened the drive and randomly selected a folder and looked at its properties -- again, the computer indicated the folder contained 0 bytes even though there were other folders and files in it.
What do I need to do to fully rid my computer of this malware?
Thank you for your help.
Edited by Budapest, 06 December 2010 - 11:39 PM.
Moved from XP ~BP