Go to this site
and run a full scan - this will remove most of the viruses on your computer. Should help speed it up as well.
Once thats done, install AVG Free and run a full scan
Install for AVG ->http://download.cnet.com/AVG-Anti-Virus-Free-Edition/3000-2239_4-10320142.html
Once AVG is done scanning, i'd also install and run SpyBot S&D to remove any other infections that AVG/HouseCall may have missed.
Install for SpyBot S&D -> http://download.cnet.com/Spybot-Search-amp-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10122137.html
After HouseCall, AVG and SpyBot have ran, you should be all set! If you can't get to any IE pages, and are posting this from a different computer, see below on how to restore your IE settings...
Being that you were able to get to this site to post, i can assumeIf you can't seem to get to the site, which happens w/ some viruses, try restoring your internet back to its original state. There's steps on how to do that below as well.
- 1: Open up the internet window, by clicking on the "blue e" on
your desktop, or by going to the Start Menu, All programs, internet
From the Start Menu
If the "blue E" is not in fact on your desktop then refer to the picture in this step.
Once the internet is open, you will then want to go to the "Tools"
Menu, in the internet window. If you are using internet explorer 7 the
tools menu is on what is called the Menu bar, and this menu bar
generally is in the upper left hand corner.
Picture is attached.
Internet options selection
Once you click the Tools Menu, then select, internet options. Image
below attached, then click on internet options to go into the internet
options dialog box.
Once you have selected the internet options click on the advanced tab
all the way to the right, picture attached. Once you have selected,
advanced at the bottom right there is an option there to RESET, this
will restore the default settings, of your internet explorer Browser.
5: Reboot machine.
Also, another thing to consider is a system restore, if your computer is so bad that the above isn't working. For XP, system restore works wonders. See below for instructions on how to complete a system restore.
, point to All Programs
, point to Accessories
, point to System Tools
, and then click System Restore
On the Welcome screen, click Restore my computer to an earlier time
, and then click Next
On the Select a Restore Point
page, select the date from the calendar that shows the point you'd like to restore to, as shown in Figure 2, and then click Next
On the Confirm Restore Point Selection
page, verify that the correct restore point is chosen, and then close any open programs.
if you are ready to proceed or click Back to change the restore point.
The computer will shut down automatically and reboot. On reboot, you'll see the Restoration Complete
page, and then click OK
reviewing the stability of your system, you can choose another restore
point or undo this restoration. Just open System Restore and make the
appropriate choice. After you use System Restore, you'll have an
additional task, Undo my last restoration
, on the System
Restore Welcome page. Remember that you'll have to reinstall any
programs that were installed after the restore point.
Restore doesn't work in Normal Mode, it might work in Safe Mode. To use
System Restore in Safe Mode, press the F8 key during reboot and choose
Safe Mode. When your computer starts in either Safe Mode or Normal
Mode, System Restore can be used to capture a working previous state.
System Restore can't be opened unless the system is bootable into one
of these modes.
...ok, im running out of breath here!! Hope all this helps - good luck!!