and who is familiar with using Linux to remove unwanted files.
Using Windows- a system known for insecurity- in a place known for hackers is not a wise decision.
Whether or not you like my following advice does not matter, install NetBSD or a Linux distribution onto that computer.
You will not have viruses and you will avoid rootkits if your system is properly setup. You will also have security and privacy.
So right now I'm accessing the internet via Safe Mode with Networking, because whatever virus I have does not allow my browsers to operate when operating Windows Vista normally.
On top of that, any Anti-Virus, Mal-Ware Checker, etc that even comes close to scanning it...it closes the program and removes my permissions from it. I have to reapply permissions to open the program again.
So far Avast, IOBit, AVG, SpyBot S&D, HijackThis, and HouseCall have all been shut down by this and I am at my wits end.
I run Windows Vista with the latest updates.
Also, I am currently deployed to Iraq so I don't have the option of taking it to get looked at professionally or the luxury of large amounts of bandwidth, does anyone have a solution or an idea what virus this may be and how to remove it?