I was recently infected with a rootkit and several viruses. It was a bunch of odd name .sys files in my system32/drivers folder. I did a full scan with avast and removed them all. But, after doing that, explorer is now crashing very, very frequently and will freeze my computer for up to a minute or so. As soon as I get explorer back, it immediately crashes again. I literally can not use my computer. This behavior is the same in safe mode. Once I do get explorer up, I get a maximum of 3-5 seconds before it crashes again. I am in a bit of a dilemma because I have a lot of stuff that I want to backup before doing a reformat, since that's the only method that I know to fix this. I want to move all my files to another computer on the network (this one) before doing a reformat. I went into cmd via task manager and shared the C drive by typing "net share mycdrive=c:". This allowed other computers on the network to see my C drive but could not access it due to permission restrictions. So, I went back and typed in "cacls c: \g everyone:f". This allowed network computers to go inside my C drive but not to any of the folders or subfolders for that drive. Now, I do not know of a way to share all folders/subfolders in a drive by a command in cmd, so if anybody knows, that would be very helpful.
So now, I come to these forums for help. I can't reformat because I haven't been able to back my stuff up and I can't do that until I am able to lift these permission restrictions. But if there is another way then reformatting, I would be greatly appreciated to hear the solution.