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Virus shuting down Norton and WIndows Security Center!
I have run into a serious problem, my stationary computer has been infected with some kind of virus or trojan. This malware shut down both Norton Internet Security and the Windows Security Center. I'm using Norton Internet Security for both my laptop and stationary computer, but my laptop has not been infected so far.
I believe the trouble start when my girlfriend accidently clicken on a imageshack.biz virus link sent through MSN messenger. For sometime nothing really happened and I thought I was homesafe, but on 23 december I got several blocking and your computer has been attacked messages from Norton Internet Security while surfing. I then made a horribly misstake a clicked okay on a pop-up mimicing windows security center and from that point it was like opening a floodgate. I have no clue if this later incident was related to the messenger incident, this is only a suspicion from my side.
I quickly shut down my computer and upon restarting Norton Internet Security doesn't autostart nor can I manually start it as nothing happens. My Windows Security Center is offline as well.
I have tried other malware programs like AD-Aware, but they won'r run either. It's like something is blocking them. Other then that I can't see any first hand effect of this possible malware except that my computer seems to be wide open and a crossed over windows security icon among the quick launch icon down in the right corner.
What are my options now? Don't even know where to start.
I sincerly need help!
OS Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit
I have tried starting Norton in Safe Mode with no successMessage Edited by StarscreamSWE on 12-25-2009 11:18 PM