All three of my computers at home seem to be infected with the same thing (not sure what it is). I have a home network setup and I think they may have gotten infected through the router and my network perhaps. One computer is brand new, and when I was setting it up it started showing the same behavior as the other two. There seems to be someone else logged on as a user during the setup, and after the setup I am not allowed admin privledges, even though I created an admin account during setup. I can't download anything from my DVD/CD player, including security software. I can't change several of the settings on the computer, especially security related ones, and I am also having problems keeping settings once I have changed them (some of them revert back the next time I open up the process to check on the settings. There seems to be some kind of fake desktop, which I can move during setup if I open task manager while it says "devices are installing". I have spent hours trying to fix whatever it is with no success. I hope that someone knows what this might be infecting my computers and if it can be removed. Thank you for any help with this.
I am using Windows 7 on x64 laptop computers.
Edited by cuppajoe2, 25 September 2012 - 01:13 PM.