Last Try Before I Shoot Old Yeller
May 27, 2008 6:47 PM Subscribe
Windows XP TrojanFilter: I caught a trojan, cleaned it out, and now...100% CPU usage making my computer unusable, and I can't turn on Windows Update besides. With System Restore off, and every piece of software I've run so far telling me it's now clean, how can I fix my system without wiping my hard drive?
posted by StrikeTheViol to computers & internet (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My computer runs fine in safe mode, and I used Autoruns to delete some suspicious looking dll files. I'd use my Sony VAIO a690's restore partition, but I'm worried it won't do the trick. I don't have enough media to fully back up my computer, and I don't seem to have a Windows XP disk. With my tech wizard friends out of town, I'm stuck, and these kinds of problems aren't my forte. Any ideas before I reluctantly start from scratch?
(I've been using up to date versions of Norton Antivirus, Ad-Aware free version, Spybot S&D, and HighjackThis.)