I picked up a virus/worm yesterday from a facebook message, or a torrent I think. The first sign was (I think) fake windows messages saying I was infected. Shortly afterwards, Utorrent failed. System Restore also failed at this point. After that I noticed sound had died, across the board. I unplugged the modem and ran Norton, which picked up nothing at all. I turned off and went to work. I came home, reconnected, went warily online and downloaded AVG. I then installed AVG which didn't go down so well. After completing both upgrading to Iexplorer8 and installation of AVG I restarted.
At this point I hit the login/logoff I now hear so much about. I got into Safe mode twice and ran AVG both times. On the third login through safe (this morning) it looped. I got the disk and product key and got into recovery console. copy userinit.exe did not work, nor did the d:/expand command. I tried a repair but it quit right at the end saying there was a fault.
The name is worm.win32.netsky and the computer is an HP Compaq.
About my current situation. I am using our notebook. The desktop is not connected to the internet or any other external things. I have internet access. I have no CD burner and will be pushing my Japanese language skills to get this done in an internet cafe. I'm starting to think that a complete reformat might be best.
Hopefully this a decent amount of information for somebody to be able to help. Any advice much appreciated.