After downloading a gaming file I started to experience several issues including my task manager being disabled (MSG: Task Manager has been disabled by your Administrator), IE freezes continuously (Firefox does not), and few programs wont open (including the game the file was for).
I updated and ran Norton's Gaming Edition and it found a few Trojans. Ran it again and the scan turned up nothing. However, the sys tray icon still gives alerts of w32.sality.ae
Next I tried malwarebytes MBAM which turned up traces of a non-described trojan. Said it removed it but all previous problems still exist and Norton's turns up nothing in a scan though it still gives the alerts.
Next I tried AVG's Sality Removal Tool. Had several files it stated it could not open. It prompted me to run again after reboot. I opted to do so but then got an error instead stating Program could not initial command.
From here I went to download HJT and found myself at another support site. After describing the issue I was directed to download and run DrWeb CureIt. I did so. It found 24 traces of several Trojans including w32.sector5, w32.sector17, and others. Most was cured or deleted but a few were moved.
Oh! And before running CureIt I was told to reboot in safe mode. Computer would not boot in SM. Didn't get any errors. It would just simply restart after selecting SM and go right back to the same menu at which I selected SM previously. So scan was done running XP Pro normally.
I went back to the previous forum to continue help but I have a feeling I took too long as I had a call for work in the process. I know find no answers. So here I am.
I still have the CureIt report and also have HJT if needed. Any ideas?
Thank you in advance for you help and suggestions. I hope I have been detailed enough. If not just ask and I will do my best.