Hello. This is my first time posting, I made this account because I'm literally at ropes end and I'm hoping you all can offer me an alternative that doesn't involve reformatting my computer, so here goes =( I recently aquired a virus. I can't confirm what exactly it is (or they are) but I have a general idea. I believe I have Virut, along with Win32 Heur. Avg found 82 infected files of Win32 Heur, and I think it found a couple other viruses along with it, one of which were Virut. Here are my symptoms IE Webpage hijacking, and shutdown of browser whenever an antivirus site is accessed. My Desktop is nonexistent (no start menu, icons, no click and drag either) Explorer.EXE can't be started from task manager (I don't have the proper permission blah blah blah) And the above mentioned also happens for several other EXE files I try to run MalwareBytes gets closed after 6 seconds of scanning and AVG will no longer scan. SuperAntiSpyware gets closed as soon as I try to scan I think thats about it I've manually deleted a handful of files that seemed suspicious in the System32 folder that were made around the time when I got the virus (I remember the date and roughly the time) as well as some files in my Temp Folder, but they don't seem to help the matter at all I ran rootrepeal, and it will terminate as well when I search files, but I used it to search stealth processes and svchost.exe came up, so I'm assuming I have an Infected svchost.exe running which is causing these problems ? On average, 7 should be running I believe, and I have 8 of these processes. I found one in my system32 folder running with a tdlcmd.dll driver, which was installed around when I got the virus, Deleted it, and it didn't help. One more thing Once a process gets terminated, like malwarebytes or rootrepeal did, I can no longer use it. It says I dont have permission to access it. And then from then on, it'll lose its icon and if i try to delete it, it'll tell me its in use. *Sigh* I pray you all can help me. Thank you for your time.