Alright, well I got infected with spyware a week or two ago. I went out and bought ZeroSpyware and it found 50 spyware files on my computer, I quarantined them all and later deleted them all. Problem still kept persisting, kept getting pop-ups from ZeroSpyware saying certain hijackers were trying to take over my browser, blah blah, had a pop up about a different browser every 5 seconds. The reason all this bothered me to begin with was because I couldn't use AOL instant messenger because everytime someone IM'ed me or I IM'ed someone else, AIM would crash. I read the FAQ on their website and it said to download Ad-Aware SE Personal edition if you had search assistant and all that good stuff on your computer and couldn't delete it so I did, and ad-aware found like 600 infected files. I quarantined, and then TRIED to delete them all but my computer froze up while it said "Deleting." Tried again, same thing happened.
I came home today, turned on my computer, went to my desktop after closing like 50 pop-ups and tried to get online. I clicked Internet Explorer and it said something about Explorer not being found. I tried to get on MSN, file could not be found. AIM, file could not be found. Every program on my computer, file could not be found.
I turned the computer off and re-started it and this time when I got to where could see my desktop, but not my start button or toolbars I got a pop up saying EXPLORER had performed an illegal operation. This restarted my computer, and the process keeps going. I can't even get on my desktop now, i'm using someone else's computer to write this.
I tried to use go-back from when you first start the computer, but that file couldn't be found either...
Woohoo... any help would REALLY be appreciated.
I'd love to give you my log, but unfortunately.. I can't get on my computer.