I seem to have a rapidly deteriorating situation on my laptop computer here. Last week started noticing the famous red circle with the exclamation mark and downloaded webroot's spysweeper in the hope it would fix things for me. It removed lots of stuff, except for this thing psguard. i checked the registry and there is this path called HKLM/software/shudderLTD/psguard/psguard/licence that i cannot delete for some reason.
Anyway, i started reading up on it and came out on this site and saw all the wonderful help, so i planned to just follow some of the hints given here. I tried downloading hijackthis through my other laptop and via my memorystick putting it on my infected computer. But by now apparently a new problem has arisen. My infected computer does not seem to open many programs. The error message i get is "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options Control panel." I get this error for almost all programs; spysweeper, photoshop, word, you name it... IE does seem to work, i can for instance surf to google.com or the homepage of geekstogo.com, but not any further.
I need some serious help. I have important data on my computer i don't wish to loose.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.