Okay so here it goes.
I was working on a CMS earlier and I got pissed off with my text editor. So I downloaded a new one. Little to my knowledge it was a bogus.
It installed and during the installation my PC got really slow. PC Wizard did not recognise that there was much CPU usage going on about 3-7%. I thought seeming I had been running it all day and most of the night until early hours of the morning I would restart it, ooops!
When I boot up now I click on my username "Josh" when I click it I get a dong as if it were a windows error or notification. The screen takes a little longer than usuall to load but then the screen appears with a little dialog box. Title "C:\Program" with the message "Windows could not find the directory C:\Program".
I then get everything trying to log me in (im's and stuff) but to no adue. I show that I am connected to the internet and when I open FF or IE it is unsually quick about dimising the page as a "Page load error". At this point I disabled my wireless adapter and ripped it from the USB :P.
I thought imediately that it was a virus so I went to open Norton Internet Security 2009, wich by the way was not running wich is a little strange also. So I opened the Task Manager and saw nothing unsuall but two processes.
1) services.exe | Josh | 50 | 4,556K
2) services.exe | Josh | 00 | 0,556K
LOL. The first process doesn't ever rise above 50 CPU usage and never drops below. It just stays at 50 all the time everytime.
I thought I would need a restore and I opened the restore client. I click the 5th (2 days ago) and clicked restore. As always it showed me a warning about it can be undone and my files will still be intact or whatever. So I click next.........
Nada. The clever little fucking thing has block not only my Wireless but Norton IS 2009 AND Microsofts Restore Client. I thought hey if the proccess is running under my username I will boot in safe mode.
However the even clever thing about this nasty peice of turd is that it still happens in Safe Mode I only see maybe 10 processes but 2 of them are the ones I listed above.
I still can not access the restore client and in safe mode when trying to kill the process (via the task manager) it tells me "This is an important windows proccess, windows can not shut this down" or something similar anyhow.
I was wondering maybe I could use Command Prompt to manually kill the proccess and hopefully unlock the Restore Client?
I thought I would get your advice first. I don't really want to format the hard drive as I think I have lost the Windows CD and I have important files I need with no other SATA PC's available. I have this laptop but wouldn't like to take it apart as it is a HP and the Tech Squad would probably throw a tantrum.
Please, please, please help me!
P.S: Sorry for the long winded post :D
SORRY WRONG PLACE PLEASE CAN A MOD MOVE IT! I DIDN'T REALISE SORRY.