about a month ago my computer was infected with a virus (with the little virus alert icon in the notification area). i thought it was fixed but recently i tried to open some of my microsoft word documents and none of them will open!! same goes for my excel documents. a window will pop up saying that the document is not available. when i close microsoft word it tries to make changes to the template "normal", which i always cancel or say no to. using yet another virus scan program (AVG Anti-virus) i fount a trojan virus named tracert.exe in my documents folder within a folder named microsoft but it cant delete it.
i think this infection happened when i was infected with the other virus because i dont think i've downloaded anything suspicious since then but i'm not sure since i have not used microsoft word or excel since then. my son has a pc on our home network and by sharing my, my documents folder i can access my files remotely ok, so i dont think the files are corupted! can someone please help me!