Merjin of CWSHREDDER fame notes it can go missing and here's the download site with light reading about why.
Teenagers have gotten a virus through their AIM.
Windows ME, Gateway AMD Athlon.
Went to AOL help site, and followed directions for help with viruses and trojans, which included downloading and running Ad-aware 6 plus, which I did, then deleting all of the items found by Ad-Aware, and then deleting all of the "unneeded items" from the temp directory. I deleted ALL of the items from the temp directory, figuring that it was a file of temporary items. The next step in AOL's process is to run msconfig and uncheck specific items on the starup tab.
When I hit the "okay" button after typing msconfig into the run screen, I get a flicker of the menu, and then it is gone. I tried a file search for "msconfig" and came up with a folder, but nothing in it.
What should I do, where should I go to get help? I am not particularly computer savvy, so if you can help, it will need to be in English -- Thank you!