1st Thing- Task Manager will NOT open. When I hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete nothing will happen, so I'll hit it again and it will open briefly for about 2 seconds then close. I believe this may have something to do with #2 and #3.
2nd Thing- CPU is being used by some unknown program. I know this because I DL'd Speedfan and had it opened and watched the CPU usage spike up to 100% down to 34% back up to 78% back down to 4% and etc. It was doing this as I wasn't doing anything, just having the program open. I wanted to check out the CPU usage because the system was getting extremely slow just opening and closing basic programs like Word/Powerpoint etc. Also the CPU fan would speed up when nobody was using the machine.
3rd Thing- Spy Sweeper is picking up a program called Time Manager but can not remove it. The exact file name is TimeManager.exe, could this program be causing #1 and #2? I haven't heard anything about it, and upon trying to do the Control Panel -> Add/Remove Software it's not showing up on the list, or a basic search for all files and folders. I've gone and took a peek at the registry briefly but came to realize that it would be like looking for a needle in a hay stack without really knowing the location.
Steps I have taken:
Started to follow the steps to remove it from the system...now I'm stuck here...
When I went to click on "UnHookExec.inf" expecting to be an option to DL the file, there wasn't. Right clicked on it and saved it to my desktop then put it on the infected PC. However, when I right click and then choose to install nothing happens and I still can't edit the registry.
**Would also like to add that I can't boot up into safe mode. Even though I am putting in the correct username/password it won't accept it. Just had to restart the notebook and log into windows. And that's where I am now.