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So my PC (Windows XP) got the red "biohazard" wallpaper ("YOUR PRIVACY IS IN DANGER! DOWNLOAD PRIVACY PROTECTION SOFTWARE NOW"), along with the new icons "Error Cleaner", "Privacy Protector", & "Spyware & Malware Protection".

I get the window that says "Windows has detected an Internet attack attempt...someone's trying to infect your PC with spyware or harmful viruses. Run full system scan now to protect your PC from internet attacks, hijacking attempts, and spyware! Click here to download spyware remover for total protection."

I've searched around and seen several posts regarding this malware. I may be a bit worse off, though, because I can't explore or run any programs! I tried inserting a disc of anti-spyware programs, and it wouldn't let me open/explore the disc. Not even in Safe Mode. The "Start" button at the bottom left of the screen is gone, and when I try to run anything, I get a message that says something like "Windows cannot find the .exe file"...

That seemed to happen right after I ran KillBox and let it delete a file called "Spools.exe" that Ad-Aware found. Yes...my computer is really screwed up.

I'm using a borrowed computer right now, and disconnected the other one from the internet. Since I can't run anything or explore on that computer, I'm not sure how I'm going to fix it, or run any kind of Hijack This log, etc.

When I hit Ctrl/Alt/Del, my "Task Manager" button is greyed out. The time has changed to military time, like this: 6/10/2008 16:25: VIRUS ALERT! The time at the bottom right of my screen also says VIRUS ALERT.

When this first happened, I did a search and tried to follow some instructions that said to download/run something called Smitfraud. I wonder if this was fake, because the SmitfraudFix.exe had yellow Biohazard icon (like the red Biohazard wallpaper)...?

Anyway, this is obviously a mess. I greatly appreciate any assistance with getting it fixed. Thanks!
 

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