that was down for 2 months. After 4 hours of seeing items deleted and coming back almost as fast, I did the the last resort and that was to reinstall WINXP Home, WINXP PRO & any other programs that were saved on CD_R's and any other ones she had. Her son had limewire, gator ewallet, AIM for Internet sites, hotbar & etc. We did manage to save most of the important information and there are links that added more in. I had a WIN98SE with a modem and she had a DSL hookup that was strange in the setup [even the Adelphia tech was thrown by it!]. Darrell Lewis
Ps- Then you have to reinstall al the updates.
Does anyone know of a program similar to 'Stop Shut Down'? I downloaded it from here yesterday on the infected pc but cant get it to run,it keeps saying the application failed to initialize or something similar. I tried saving the file also to run from the desktop but still wont work. I just want to keep the pc running long enough to get to grips with what might be wrong. I also tried a couple of command prompts which wern't recognised like no shutdown A & shutdown.exe-a (was reading about the sasser worm) If anyone kows of a similar program or a command i could try i would be very grateful.I also downloaded the microsoft malicious software removal tool which was fast but still couldnt finish a scan. Oh & Marianna there are a couple of updates missing (in response to the other thread) KB835732 is missing so once i can keep it running for longer than 15 mins thats my next stop..:)