As some of you may know, I have been fighting a virus, worm, Trojan, spyware, bug or something for about 2 months now.
I have finally gotten rid of it. To get rid of it I had to reinstall windows. I did that last night.
This was a weird virus. It started really slow. Strange things started happening. I would be online and without any warning I would be offline. I wouldn't get a box telling me I'm offline. I would just be waiting for something to load and then I would notice I was offline. Strange programs would open up. I would only find them by pressing ctrl alt del. I would close them do a search to find them and delete them. But they would come right back. I had one program that would open itself about 50 or more times all at ones. When I try to delete it I couldn't because it was always open. I started getting a massive amount of popups. Most were for spyware protection. I would click on a website and my browser would be hijacked and it would go to other sites. My home page was changed and I wasn't allowed to change it back. Then ALL my programs stopped working. Except for IE. I hate IE by the way. When I tried to open something, I would get a box saying it was missing or didn't exist. So I went online and did an online scan. Before I was kicked of the internet it had found 8 infected files. But since I couldn't stay connected longer than about 10 mins tops, I could not use online virus scans. I went and bought one that would startup before windows loaded. I couldn't open it because I had files missing. So apparently this virus deleted the files I needed to open most programs. I couldn't install anything because I couldn't open any programs. I couldn't even open add/remove programs. This virus really had my pc crippled. After reinstalling windows I installed the virus guard. I had virus protection before but I didn't update it, and then I couldn't even open it.
Man it feels good to have finally beaten that virus. I wish I had 5 minutes with whoever sent it to me. If there was a thing as online murder, I'd be in cyber jail right now. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img]