first things first.. this is NOT my puter... MY puter is infection free thanks to you guys!! I've bragged about yall to everyone that will listen and this is my thanks.... Ya'll have had a "lurker" about that read about what he needed to do and said lurker promptly dropped this "toy" off and begged me to go to the geek people and fix it.
I say TOY cause thats what it looks like... he says its a NETBOOK but to me it looks like an overgrown phone! This things has net access and a couple of usb ports and thats it! no cd/dvd rom drive, no card reader etc which is one of the reason he brought it to me since i have external cd/dvd burner and an assortment of card readers with cards!
this is what is on the machine!
HE DOESNT HAVE A RESTORATION DISK - when i asked about it i just got a blank look.
i called the company and found out that this machine doesnt have a "copy" on the hard drive. its seems to have 2 paritions... a C: 60 gigs with 7 gigs in use and a d: 50 gig with 87.4 mb used. i can order a "restoration" disk if it comes to that.
here is what its doing.
I have a message that says YOUR SYSTEM IS INFECTED! right smack in the middle of the desktop. The icons come up but i cant get into much of anything. cant get into the control panel at all.
I've saved, install and ran the TFC and ERUNT programs but after downloading Malwarebytes and installing it... when i try to run it NOTHING happens. I tried changing the name of the program as suggested and still NOTHING. i installed it on a sd card thinking maybe i could "sneak" it in.. but alas nothing happened as before BUT the puter had no problem installing "new hardware"!!
SOooo here I am waving the white flag... as stated on my topic line... i cant access the task manager and even though i can get to the safemode window - no matter what option i take the puter always comes up in "regular" xp mode!
its constantly trying to get out on to the net but i wont let it so it gives me these little pleading popup windows telling me how SCREWED i am because im sooo infected with viruses and spyware! i can get out to the net but it takes forever and its constantly bringing up the antivirus pro "scanner" and if i didnt know any better would scare the living bejedusus out of me (if this were my puter)!
so i wait with my hat in hand for a geek guru to help "us"!
thanks - blue