What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware?
I have taken a friends computer home and found via Spybot that it had been hit by a trojan that pretended to be a Microsoft security warning.
I can navigate around through directories and find lots of files via a console window, but the Windows Explorer in Vista gives the appearance that there is no software on the system at all.
In C: for example, Explorer only shows
BOOTSECT.BAK and nothing else. No files or directories. I tried booting in safe mode and running check disk (
chkdsk) hoping that it would read through files and repair the file list used by Explorer, whatever it is called.
But that didn't help.
Is there a way to fix this?