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    i suppose i was lil angry with my last thread but that fact is that my computer is still not working right and i have no idea how to fix it so thats why i am asking here if you  can help please do so instead of deleting my thread

    so this is whats going on

    i cannot get in to my hard drive they are hidden from me

    i can not access task manager

    the program list in the start menu is not there

    i do not have sound

    i cannot use certain programs anymore like winamp

    and i  keep getting pop up for these damn anti spyware and anti vswbsites along with some security ones

    i also get an icon in the sytems tray that also gives pop ups to these sites along with an error on windows loading my desktop "Error Read TrayIcon1 ->visible:cannot create system shell notification icon"

    i would really appreciate ne help in this matter cause this all started once WGA showed up on my computer
    Sunday, July 6, 2008 8:54 PM


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  • Apparently, your issue is totally related to a severe malware/spyware/virus infection.  Try downloading and running the free version of Ad-Aware: http://lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware_free.php


    Once your PC is infected with a computer virus or worm, your
    computer becomes compromised and nothing less than a reinstallation
    of the operating system is going to work.  Yes, you can try
    to scan and eliminate the initial virus, but you generally
    cannot undo the damage caused by the virus to the system
    files.  You'll need to reformat your hard drive and then
    reinstall your Windows operating system.


    Cleaning a Compromised System

    Clean Install Windows XP


    After restoring your system, consider installing a good
    antivirus program, such as Windows OneCare.  You can
    try it absolutely FREE for 90 days.

    Sunday, July 6, 2008 9:36 PM
  • IainJ,


    Yup, like Carey posted, offload your data and run a recovery or do a clean installation of XP.


    The single best way to prevent malware problems in the future is to run your computer using a Limited User account, and ONLY use a Computer Administrator account when the specific task at hand requires it.

    Monday, July 7, 2008 3:11 PM