A friends pc has been infected with a virus that is preventing him from opening most programs. The error message when you try and open a program is 'Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item'
Also if i try and run a virus scan on McAfee the scan just stops straight away, same with Malwarebytes as well.
If i do a google search, select the first item, it will re-direct to a dodgy/rude website.
A backup of his documents have been put onto a USB stick.
Any ideas where to start with this?
p.s Its Windows XP Home Edition SP3.
Sorry for the bad thread title!
Edited by Chief Peter, 22 August 2011 - 07:36 AM.