I'm hoping someone out there can give me some advice about nasties.
A few weeks ago I began to suspect my computer had been hijacked. None of the symptoms mentioned in this forum occurred, eg pop-ups, but I could not close down Windows (98) and when I tried to go into my control panel to investigate, I discovered that I cannot access anything in the control panel.
Following advice on these threads, I've used Spy-bot, Adaware, and installed EZ armour (previously used zone alarm). I've also uninstalled Kazaa-Lite. I've downloaded Hijack This and gone through the tutorial - nothing seems suspicious (though I cannot copy and paste log).
Can a virus change my settings like this? If this is possible, and I've removed the virus, can I change settings back without doing a complete reboot?
Any help would be very much appreciated!