Hello all, 2 days ago my computer was infected by something called Windows Safe Mode. it tells me my ram usage is maxed and one of my hard drives has failed. Also, after 15 minutes or so I will get 1 or 2 error messages and clicking anything on them causes my computer to shut down and restart. This seems to be fairly new as I haven't seen many reports about it. System restore doesn't give me any restore points and Firefox gets redirected to a page asking for me to purchase some software.
I've read another thread here and followed instructions given by Sam Chi but I'm still having problems. I was able to boot into Safe Mode with command prompt and open explorer and task manager, although I'm not sure why opening task manager was necessary. I believe my situation is a bit different from Sam's in that upon loading explorer.exe I would get error messages even in Safe Mode. (Ram usage is critical, hard drive has failed, etc.) I was able to find the folder location and delete all the files except the .dll file. When I restarted in safe mode the other files remained deleted but I was still unable to delete the .dll file. I'm unable to run a virus scan with Spybot and doing it in Safe Mode had no effect. When I started up in normal mode everything was back.
I have access to a clean computer and a USB stick. Any help would be appreciated, this thing is driving me up the wall!!!
Edit: I have access to a computer to post all day but I am only able to work on my computer after 9 EST due to work.