so I'm a bit stuck.
Dell Latittude D420
Windows XP Pro SP2
My wife's cousin got some nasty bugs on it. Anytime you try to run any exe, bat, or com that are outside of some canned list (word works, IE works, firefox works, etc.), the computer reboots.
It does it in both normal and safemode. I also can not change file extensions, nor get to 'view' then 'folder options' to change the settings. The option is simply for 'folder options' is not there.
At first I couldn't run anything that edited the registry (it would reboot), but but I found the tool Doug Knox developed, and then I was able to run vbs scripts to change the setting (tool found here - http://www.pchell.co...disabled.shtml_
With that I was able to remove the Perlovga using the flash disinfector tool (Flash_Disinfector.exe). Using these instructions - http://www.spywarein...php/t96719.html
Tried to run combo fix, it would run the first run till like step 3 or 4 and then the computer would force reboot.
Tried to run hijack this, reboot. Changed the .exe to .com, same thing.
Tried to run alcanshorty (run.bat), reboot.
I'm now out of ideas and searching on the forums and google has not netted me any new ideas.