Yesterday, I start my computer and I get a dozen popups all saying file not found. Upon clicking ok for these promts, another promt for each one comes up saying no admin rights. Then, WHENEVER I CLICK ON A SHORTCUT TO A PROGRAM, THE PROMT COMES UP AGAIN SAYING "File not found" "No admin rights." I CANNOT ACCESS ANY PROGRAM SHORTCUT. I'm only able to open certain programs, such as firefox, by using shortcuts to other files (HTML for firefox, any music file for winamp). I check my processes and what do I see? Every time one of those prompts opens up, a process called winrar.exe starts up. There's one for EVERY prompt that opens up, and no matter how many times I close them, they keep coming back. I know winrar is a legitimate program, but this is ridiculous.
I checked the internet a bit and found out some stuff about a CoolWebSearch malware that goes under the name of winrar.exe, but I have yet to read anything about it and my computer trouble.
I ran a full hard drive error check and it got rid of the "no admin rights" message, so now it only says file not found every time. I can't run spybot, adaware, avg, or hijack this. I am locked out of 90% of my computer... I started up in safe mode and still the problem persists, and reformatting is not an option for me.
I hope someone can help me because I am in dire need of assistance.