Hello everyone, I apologize if this is a duplicate post, but I read the notice that one should not try the fixes prescribed to another user, so I thought I would start a new thread. I also apologize in advance for being a total dummy as far as technology goes. You will probably have to speak slowly and repeat things........ My laptop has been infected with the virus that poses as "antivirus software" and pops up the false "application cannot be executed, the file ####.exe is corrupted" warning box every 10-15 seconds. It also does this when I try to open task manager or virtually any other program. Internet Explorer doesn't work but fortunately I also have Firefox and for some reason Firefox seems to still work relatively unimpeded so far. What I tried so far: I was able to download MBAM. I then tried running it while in normal mode but the virus cut it off at the knees. I then ran MBAM in safe mode and it found 1 infected file. I told it to remove/fix the file and then rebooted to normal mode. The virus was still there. I was somehow able to then run MBAM in normal mode (I think by clicking on it immediately before the virus had 'set up camp' so to speak). It then found no infected files. A third scan in safe mode found no infected files. But the virus is still there. It has MBAM hornswoggled somehow. I really am at the limits of my meager tech-savvy and am very frustrated. Any help to restore my laptop would be greatly appreciated. I have intermittent access on another computer and will respond when I can. Thank you.