I'm having a strange problem with my computer that I would have expected to be more common, but I can't seem to find any threads already on the topic. My computer somehow became infected with a few viruses that targeted about 20 different files in my C:\windows folder. I use avast! and I couldn't 'repair' any of the found viruses or move them to quarantine, only delete them. Avast! warns about deleting files from the c:\windows folder but I didn't seem to have any other choice. Now, the computer still runs, but it's much more jagged (sometimes the mouse pointer 'drags', the computer freezes for 20 seconds, and sometimes it will suddenly pop into various 'blue screens of death', mostly related to a 'program or thread crucial to system operation unexpectedly terminated'.
My assumption is that this is happening because of the infected Windows files I had to delete. Is there a program out there, or perhaps something in the Windows XP Recovery Console that would recognize which files are missing and replace them? (I didn't make note of the names of all 20 files or so that had to be deleted...)
Thanks in advance!