My Dell Desktop had been acting a bit wierd for a few days then the other evening internet explorer closed of its own accord and I got a screen that told me a PC Performance and Stability Analysis Report was running. From looking at other posts it seems that it is some sort of malware/virus and I am stuck big time as to what to do next. It looks like I should be downloading a Malware removal tool but I can't access anything as all I have is a black desktop so I can't access the internet. Even task manager has been disabled and all programs via the Start Menu have disappeared. To be honest I am toying with idea of reinstalling the operating system as there isn't really anything on my HDD that I would be devestated if I lost and it looks like from reading other posts it is major ballache to completeley get rid of? I am writing this on another PC so I could download fixes and transfer to my infected PC via usb stick but haven't got a clue wether this is the right thing to do. If anyone could point me in the right direction as to what to do next, I would be extremley grateful!!
Thanks for reading, Dave
(I'm running Windows XP on a Dell Optiplex)
Edited by David977, 16 February 2012 - 06:31 AM.