Pardon any naivete about Windows 2000 and Windows in particular. I'm a mac user and windows maintainer. He put Spycrusher on here and that seems to be a horrible thing to do. Ahh, yeah. From what I've read anyway. Hard to get rid of all of it.
This friend's machine was scanned by WinAntiVirusPro 2006(guessing it was real) by it's own doing and me allowing it. I just turned it(the machine) on, dug around and shut down auto spy-ware apps I've never heard of in the Windows world. Done lots of research on Windows viri, spys, malware and such but never come across this degree of infection.
Well, his uncle's is worse. It just shuts down from all the errors and junk.
Oh yeah. WinAntivirusPro2006 popped up hours after I shut the machine down. As did the Spycrusher.
I think they think it's a TV. Just change the channels (site).
Is there anything I can do, short of pulling and replacing the hard drive? Or putting a Radio Shack demagnetizer to it and installing XP? Doubt that it could handle Vista. Vista seems to be slow on a fast machine. I don't know the RAM in it yet. But not enough I'm sure.
I don't mind the challenges.
If you need more specs on the machine, fine. I can give you that too. The rest I can't get to. No program access or delete. Control panel is useless!! No internet connection. That's denied. ?
I wrote the list of the most critical junk that the Win program found. If you need it I have it.
Thanks in advance,
Specs, if needed, are available.