I am running Windows 7 right now.
For about a month or perhaps even longer now, my computer has had many problems which I believe are due to a virus. It all started several weeks ago when my AVG Anti-Virus told me I had many viruses. I thought I had removed them until these virus notices kept appearing. I scanned my computer several times with AVG, V3, and Malwarebytes Anti Malware but none of them have succeeded in getting rid of my virus. Now, all of my programs with the exception of Computer, Recycle Bin, and Internet Explorer are hidden. I thought they were wiped, but they still are in my Programs and Features in my control panel. Please help me remove this virus!
I have also noticed that while my computer was functioning properly, I had many SVC hosts under processes that were using up a large chunk of my computer's CPU memory.
If possible, I would be eternally grateful if I could successfully rid myself of this virus or even reformat my computer to its factory settings, but I am unable to do so.
My computer has been in a computer repair shop before for a broken/cracked Hard Drive. My computer was originally Vista, but it is now running Windows 7 (shop upgraded it).
I have already tried running the Vista Reinstallation CD that came with my computer in the hopes of reformatting it, but I got an error message saying that my computer did not have enough space for temporary files. The error code is 0x80070103.
On my computer, I am able to browse the internet, go on AIM, and I think I am able to download the necessary programs. I used to get redirected to ad sites when clicking on search hits on google, but now, I am unable to even go on google.com anymore (says problem loading page).
update: I was browsing for other posts with the same problem as me and I installed the unhide program and it miraculously restored almost all of my programs (some are still missing).
Edited by chrisj1225, 25 February 2012 - 09:03 PM.