Posted 23 May 2011 - 01:15 AM
Got that virus that gives fake virus warnings. (gotta be a conundrum there)
Went to wife's computer and downloaded Malwarebytes on a CD, went to my computer and ran it, removed that virus and 107 other items.
Now...understand that my Windows XP Home has been corrupted forEVER, and I have no desktop and no access to the Start button, and mostly cannot download and install anything. My workaround is through Task Manager. Went around this on a forum for a couple weeks, tried all sorts of things, no joy. I am prepared to cut the mustard and install a new HD/OS as the solution to this and other problems.
At this point, when I try to open Firefox, or Notepad, or anything, I get a message saying Windows cannot open this file: notepad.exe, without knowing what program created it, etc...... Also, "cannot open cmd.exe" came up upon rebooting.
Don't know if I can get into registry (don't have Run) or anything.
Have you any ways to recover from my recovery, or think I should go ahead with the uber-fix?