Hi!! I have read some of the threads giving advice on how to help with the virus spysheriff...but my problem is that from the beginning I have been unable to run ad-aware, spybot, or anything else I tried to do to clean it up-it has been like they were deactivated by the virus. I double-click on the icons and nothing happens -I even tried to open directly from the program files and they still did nothing. I ended up searching for the spysheriff files and manually deleting them...but things are not working right yet. The only scan I have gotten to work is registry cleaner. The scan programs don't work still - including new ones I have tried to download like hijackthis and cleanup - also internet explorer keeps saying it has an error message and must close. Not to mention how extremely slow my computer is running. I think I made a mistake trying to manually remove the virus, but I didn't know what else to do. Can someone PLEASE help me get my computer running again!! I don't want to have to do a recovery disk - I also read on one thread that this won't work anyway because of how spysheriff imprints on the start-up (or something like that...I'm still learning). Thanks in advance for any help at all that you all could give me!!