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Old April 7 2010, 04:46 PM   #1
bigdaddy
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Location: Space Massachusetts
I need some help, my computer has been taken over

Tuesday night at around 11pm my computer had this annoying "XP Antimalware 2010" thing pop up, it's obviously some type of virus, or adware so I tried to get rid of it. I think disabled AVG free virus checker because that hasn't been working since then too. After an hour of it being annoying I went to bed.

I woke up today and I can't open anything but folders. Everytime I try I get this... "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item".

So what the hell do I do? I have two accounts on the computer and it's only attacking the main one, the administration one, for now. Usually I only get adware things on the computer, those are easily found and deleted, but now I can't really do anything. Unless I plan on going folder to folder looking for it. I really don't want to reinstall Windows because I just did that like 6 months ago.

Any help (besides saying "buy a Mac) would be great.
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