Really hoping you guys can help me out, before I'm forced to re-install windows. (Vista, Laptop)
My laptop has been hit hard by some kind of virus.... all loads well until I connect to the internet, then the system becomes overloaded and I can't do a thing. I can't even update Avast. Pretty sure that when I am able to open Task Manager, no real major cpu or memory usage is shown, despite the "thinking" light being on, so steady its not even blinking.
I've run a bunch of anti-virus programs that I was able to get updated in Safe Mode, and Avast (without a fresh update) did a boot-time scan and found several things, but still the problem persists. I did try downloading the update file on this Avast site and copying it over to the laptop so I could update that way... but the update application fails.
I'm sorry for lacking in more detail... not used to having to fight off a virus like this. Let me know what info you need to help and I'll dig it up for you.
Thanks in advance!!