Virus Removal Help
Posted on 2009-02-18
On my home computer I have a virus that has taken over and screwed things up pretty badly.
First some history: I had Symantec Coporate Edition installed on it but it stopped updateing itself. It was an old version. I installed AVG Free but after doing that my computer would blue screen in Windows Explorer. So, I uninstalled, VPN'd in, and added it to my work list for Trend Micro Worry Free Business Advanced and installed that.
This virus is locking up programs as I open them, making them "hang." Also it disabled my Task Manager. I was able to log in as the Administrator in Safe Mode, install Spybot, and was able to remove many problems it found. After I rebooted, the programs continue to lock up and are doing so now in Safe Mode as the Administrator as well. I cannot even open regedit or install any program to fight it. The first screen pops up, then it freezes.
Windows starts right up just fine. But as soon as I log in as anyone the problems start. I am able to get to Start --> Run which also allows me to get to the Command Prompt I was thinking I could do something there or maybe even a bootable anti-virus disc might help also.
Any suggestions? They would be much appreciated.