Hi, I recently was infected with some sort of malware. Since then, my computer has experienced the following symptoms: - Extremely slow startup, taking about thirty minutes for explorer.exe to get going, as well as another ten minutes for the rest my of startup programs to begin - In the time space on my taskbar, VIRUS ALERT! is written - At startup, I receive a notice labelled "System Configuration Utility" informing me that I changed the way Windows starts. - Task Manager is disabled - Safe Mode cannot be used due to the absence of "stpd.sys" (this might have began earlier; I don't really use Safe Mode very often) - Three icons on my desktop labelled "Error Cleaner", "Privacy Protector", and "Spyware&Malware Protection" that return whenever I reboot and direct me to viruswebprotect2008, - Frequent notices telling me that Windows has detected an Internet attack attempt and that somebody is trying to infect my PC (this is obviously fake due to the wording and the fact that it wants me to download a Spyware remover I've never heard of). Pressing OK opens Internet Explorer and leads me to safewebnavigate2008. - No internet connectivity whatsoever; it seems to be forever acquiring the network status from the look of the icon in the system tray, but hovering over the icon says "Local Area Connection: A network cable is unplugged" (this is supposed to be my wireless..) - My C: Drive seems to have disappeared from My Computer, but is still accessible by typing C:\ in the address bar - When running HJT, I am denied access to the hosts file. - When running HJT, I get an error, which I'm encouraged to submit. - I often get a "System Alert" from my system tray that informs me of "virus activities". - Registry editing is disabled. - A warning that Worm.Win32.Netbooster has infected me. Clicking "Yes" takes me to savewebnavigate2008. When I try to log on to my friend's account (he uses my laptop occasionally to play CounterStrike), I can use the Task Manager. When I try to log on to my Administrator account, the desktop does not load and I am stuck at the login screen. I have attached a HJT log. Even if you are unable to help, I sincerely thank you for reading my thread.