It all started from my thumb drive. I have no idea how my thumb drive got infected by something, which I believe is a virus. All the folders in my thumb drive become .exe files and when I accidentally run one of these folders(which is actually .exe file), it got into my computer and screwed up everything.
This virus disabled not only my task manager and also my registry. When I run them, it says that it has been disabled by my administrator when I am the administrator myself! Also, the virus disabled my right click as well. Now, I cannot do any right clicks on my mouse and it is very very difficult for me to do many things. Apart from these, it also added a file called systemID shortcut into the startup folder of my program files menu. I tried to go to the properties of the shortcut to see where the main file is at. But whenever I click on the shortcut details tab, it says that my computer do not have enough memory. But since I know this is going to be something which will start everytime I run the computer, I deleted the shortcut away. It didn't add back after that though. I don't really know what else has the virus done but these are all that I have found this far.
I don't know what virus is this and I have no idea what the hell it has done to my computer. I have Norton but my subscription has ended and my updates are pretty old. I did a scan but it says my computer has no infected files. I couldn't do a system restore either because I didn't turn it on before this happened. I tried to run msconfig to unload certain startups but unfortunately, it says that access is denied because of some administrative rights, which should not appear because first, I am the administrator and second, I have done this before and it works fine. So I have tried all I can but luck is not with me.
I was kind of frustrated and downloaded a programme which allows me to access the registry keys using their programme. So since I thought I have access to the registry already, I changed the values or the disabletaskmanager and registry, hoping that I can turn on those, but I realised something weird. I am supposed to change the values of the keys to 0. The new value is reflected at the side of the key, which shows like 0x00000(0). But when I double click on the key again, the value in the field for me to change the value is 2, instead of 0. It happens even after I try a few more times. This is weird because it suppose to show the present value, isn't it?
And my thumb drive, all my folders have become .exe files. Their icons are the usual Windows folder image but is obviously fake because it has some jagged black borders around them which shows the transparency of the icons are not done properly. Are these folders going to remain this way and all the files that were used to be in them be all gone?
This is driving me crazy and I have no idea how I could solve this. I really hope someone else who knows the symptoms can help me.
Thanks a lot!