My husband downloaded some songs from Limewire on his DELL PC (stupid, I know) about two weeks ago and then all hell broke loose.
I am not able to get online with the DELL computer to DL any malware/spyware or use Trendmicro. He is running Symantec and a REALLY old version of McAfee. Both have seens been unhelpful at identifying the issue.
I tried to restore the computer and it told me that it was not able to restore to that point and to pick another one...which I did, and nothing happened. (told me to pick another one again)
I then tried to reformat the PC using the WIN XP Boot Disk, and the CD drive won't reconize it. (?!?)
I really don't know where to start since I am unable to get online with it (it wont reconize our network) to do a diagnostic.
I have "shown hidden files" and stopped system restore.
The last virus scan that we were able to successfully complete showed something like w32.irc.bot or w32.bot as the name of the virus. (My husband didn't write it down, sorry)
Any help ideas on what could be going on, or how to start on this would be great!!