disabled task manager
disabled some start menu items
'VIRUS ALERT!' in time area of taskbar
desktop icons removed/changed
blinking screen every two secs
IE could connect as it was set wrong start page
Through your malware forums I was able to almost completely resolve/remove these issues. ATM when I boot in regular mode I don't have full admin privileges, particularly modify registry, which I need to finish removal of the virus.
When I boot in safe mode I have the choice of owner and admin login and chose admin. Here I was able to completely clean registry with full privileges and everything works fine. I went to open the user account icon in the control panel to grant full privileges to all accounts but I get a script error. The script error dialog box is blank with no description and I'm given the option to proceed anyway yes or no. I've tried both and the computer hangs requiring a reboot. I don't know if this scrift error is a result of the virus, something I did to remove it, or unrelated. Is there another way to change user account privileges? How can I fix/remove/reset this script error to be able to change user account priv?
I'm not sure if I should post this in the malware forums instead, please advise.
Thank you in advance for any help you may have.