Thankfully, I got back my IE 7 but minus the tool bar, menu, file, bookmarks, etc. I also can't right click to cut or paste or download anything from the internet (not even OTL) to help me give you a log of what's happening with my system. I have Window XP. I tried to reinstall components from my XP CD, but it stopped when an auu ? file was missing so installation had to cancel..(sorry.. .I forgot to make a note of the file name. The only thing I didn't make a note of)
A little history of the past 2 days: After I found out my computer had a worm.win32.netsky. I used AVG & SpywareDoctor and kept getting the dreaded discolored desktop background and warning sign consistant with posts I read on here.
After countless reading of your forums, I followed your advice from the Malworm and Spyware Cleaning Guide.
So, yesterday I downloaded & used: TFC, ERUNT and MBAM (to prevent posting a question/topic on here) and my computer was working fine.
Thinking everything was good, I then Proceeded to install Spyware blaster, Online Armor, and AntiVir. (after I uninstalled my AVG, I decided to try Antivir. My first choice was Avast, but it was very bulky, and slowing my system down so I uninstalled it)
It wasn't until I tried to install the IE 8(last night) that I found my IE 7 couldn't be open no matter how I tried to do it. I couldn't even find it in my system folders. As I stated previously, System Restore was the only way to get back my IE 7 (although now with the problems I'm posting about)
Today, I did a system scan using the Free Version of RegCure (I already had it saved) and it found no malworms, but over 2,000 threats to my Registry. Should I buy RegCure to get rid of the rest?
I would hate to have to re-install my OS system as it was originally installed in Jan 2004, but I fear I may have to if I exhaust all other avenues.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
Edited by cakers, 10 January 2010 - 03:02 PM.