Can't run HJT because of this problem, and my Embarq online security has all but dissappeared. Ran the online Kaspersky scan and it found 5 viruses that had already been renamed by Embarq security. I manually deleted these.
Can't run Combo fix either. Not even in safe mode.
I have XP1. I've never been able to upgrade to 2. Everytime I tried My computer messed up and ran like crap. So I gave up on that.
Before the problem started, my Embarq Security detected a couple of viruses while I was online and SUPPOSEDLY took care of'em. When I rebooted is when the problem started.