Posted 25 March 2012 - 01:51 PM
My friend was over watching movies on my computer when he downloaded a codec c virus on my computer. I was angry and then told him to take it to a computer repair center, when he tried to fix it himself. I currently have McAfee, but he downloaded Malwarebytes and DeFogger and then Combofix. He says he took off DeFogger and Combofix but I have no idea what is going on. I ran reports on McAfee and nothing showed. I ran 5 full system scans on Malwarebytes and it registered some sort of Codec virus twice. Each time I tried to remove it, it stated it was successful and restarted my computer- but nothing was actually removed. The virus has changed my homepages, removed my main programs from the start menu and seems to slow my computer down overall. I also cannot start up in safe mode. Is there anything that can be done? Is it better to take my computer to a professional? I am not the most tech-savy user and I do not want to have my computer in a worse condition than it is now. I am studying abroad in Costa Rica right now so it is just extremely bad timing. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!