My computer got infected with virus yesterday. The problem is my Task manager and registry got disabled, cannot access the properties menu from desktop after right clicking and control panel has disappeared also. These are the problems I have noticed so far dunno if there are more. Basically i got the Task Manager and registry editor working again by changing values in the registry keys. The desktop and control panel is still a problem. Anyway i have installed AVG anti virus program yesterday and done the scan, deleted the 5 trojans or so found. I have a version of spyware Doctor on my computer already. I did a scan from that and it found malware etc apprx 150 or so which i also got it to delete. After coming upon this forum, I decided to install AVG Anti-Spyware program and check through that as well. Running it at the moment, so far round 18 infected object but all cookies. I have downloaded the hijackThis.exe, still yet to run it. I no i should be formatting my computer, but it would be a huge inconvenience at this time and I also dont have storage device to backup my files yet either. Il try and arrange for one soon and do a backup and possibly reformat this computer which should solve my problems. But in the meantime, oh and this is soo annoying and a huge inconvenience when i could be spending time on my research im sitting here downloading programs trying to get rid of these infections Scanning takes a long time as I have many software installed for my research purposes and studies on top of that my computer space is getting quite full so i want to keep downloads to a minimal. I would appreciate any help on how to fix the control panel and desktop issues and getting rid of the infections from the computer. I think my problem is similar to a previous posters "Vishal" but i did not want to post on his thread to keep it clean. By the way i skipped step 3. I did try but then stupid me refreshed the page by mistake after 2 hours and it started from scratch. Since i only have a certain internet quota allocated to broadband access else it will go to dial up I do not want to waste it on that online scanner. Hope thats ok. Thanks for any help. Also I have found helpful feedback so far from what i have read round here.