Removal of Win32:virtob & other possible virus from computer
Posted on 2007-11-29
I accidentally downloaded a virus & it seems to have affected the system files. When I boot up, it starts Windows normally & I get to my Desktop Wallpaper, but I cant see anything except the wallpaper. There are no icons at all, no start menu...nothing! just the wallpaper.
however, if I press CTRL+ALT+DELETE, it does bring up the Task Manager window & I am able to browse Programs through that & run them. however, I also noticed that I cannot bring up the command prompt by typing cmd OR command in the Run Task window. Seems to me that the "Do not view Hidden files/folders" option is set on my computer, but I cannot even change that as I am unable to bring up Explorer. Same thing happens when I start in Safe Mode. I have seen some lines during the memory scan at boot that read something about win32:vrtob
When I bring up the Task Manager, I can go to File -> New Task (Run), but I am unable to even do a System Restore, as when I type the whole command, it says it is not recongnized, same goes when I type the command to bring up Windows Explorer ...or even the command prompt. Please help