|Hi, i contracted the moneypak virus while surfing the web. I've seen this virus before and was able to remove it from a friends laptop with some avira anti-virus software, but this one i just got on my desktop is much more difficult.
Ok so to launch in -- I'm using a custom built desktop with windows XP operating system. Originally this virus attached itself to explorer.exe and if not terminated via task manager it would sieze my system (in both normal and safe mode), this took approximately 5 seconds and was difficult to thwart. I looked online on how to get rid of the virus unfortunately all the remedies have been comprimised: cant get online help (blocked), cant install antivirus software (its got something hogging memory that wont allow various anti-virus software to be launched each with thier own unique error), i cant do a system restore (says it cant be performed safely, restart system), and cant launch the antivirus software from flashdrive.
I've tried closing down all my task manager process trees but i think the virus stuck itself in something that cant be closed like system_idle.exe. anyways im really stumped as to what to try next, i've got very limited functionality in both normal and safe mode (can use like windows explorer and search functions, but its as if theres some kind of intentional logic loop tieing up tons of system resources).
Would love an experienced helping hand. Thanks.