OT: computer virusses So I need some help and I know alot of you will know more about computers then I do.. Why post here? Well, I'm surfing here anyway and I figured at least at this place alot of people will read it. So, I'm sitting behind my sisters pc (my pc is about half a meter away but I don't have internet untill suddenly I'm swarmed by pop-ups. And more annoyingly, one won't go away. I can alt-f4 it all I want I just hear *bling* and it doesn't leave. Suddenly my desktop background dissapears and turns into a darkish blue screen saying this: Security warning A fatal error in IE has occured at 0028:C0011E36 in VXD VMM<01> + 00010E36. Error was caused by Trojan-Spy.HTML.Smitfraud.c System cannot function in normal mode. Please check your security settings. Scan your PC with any available antivirus / spyware remover program to fix the problem. Suddenly I appear to have an anti spyware software program called SE (something like spyware - exit or whatever..) it starts running on it's own. Also, I appear to have a new homepage (starter page) called http://www.vip-se.com/?said=382 (might be a virus page, please be carefull). I immediately press it away and look trough my pc what the program is. Unfortunately I didn't realise it might be handy to keep it around to give specifics.. but I found a folder, looked trough it and found an uninstall.exe, used it and then deleted the entire program and the folder it was sitting in. I ran Ad-aware which found some file corruptions but nothing major (my sister has a virus on her pc which is annoying but can't be deleted for some reason.. ad-aware picked up on that but nothing new). I also ran Norton virus checks which found the same virus but nothing new also. So thinking I nibbed the thing in the butt I restarted my pc.. Great.. the blue background is still here. So I go to my configuration screen and then to monitor to change the background. Impossible.. the entire ''background'' tab isn't there. Just dissapeared. So I go rightclick on my desktop and hit ''active desktop'' -> modify -> properties -> advanced. Surprisingly I appear to have SiS 300/305 software running my background. The menu has 11 tabs from ''main'' to ''gammaprojection'' and they all work.. except one... ''properties manager'' if I click that tab *bling* alt-f4. I go to my internet properties which all seem normal except for two things.. 1: my internet homepage is different.. well ok I allready knew that. 2: I somehow have ''SIXA'' under my connections tab. IIRC there just wasn't a connections tab.. we have an E-TECH PCI56RWM Modem which is running my internet with a Speedtouch 510 modem. So... that SIXA is completely new right? For some reason I also have a new toolbar at the top of my internet screen.. I can click it away, but the next time I start up internet or open something in a new window it's there again. Can someone help me out? It's a pretty old machine and sadly I can't just do a format so.. if you're going to advice something like that I'll shoot you. Seriously though.. my virusscanners didn't pick anything up but my pc is messed up. It seems fine but when it comes to some small things like ''background'', ''an extra toolbar'' and stuff like that it's just irritating. Anyone know anything to do? Thanks in advance. Oh ps. I also immediately cleared out my entire coockies / saved files and history so.. yeah EDIT: found some stuff on SiS on in my windows file: ;INF file for SiS 300/305 display driver. ;Copyright 1998, Silicon Integrated Systems Corporation It seems to be pretty thoroughly into my pc.. so it might belong there hehe.. spread trough windows / program files etc. 2nd EDIT: I found a ''desktop.ini'' in a random map.. 3rd EDIT: (also @za below) I just can't format the thing, my sister has alot of stuff on it and I don't know which can go away and which can't. She isn't here now and she doesn't have a CD burner in her pc so .. I can't save everything on 3.5's besides I doubt if she still has her windows CD and stuff like that so if I format the thing I'll probably shut myself of the internet for about 2 weeks..