How to erase this virus?

Hi,
Yesterday a friend of mine came to my place to drop him some music files into his usb. But into his usb, there were some other files, that he wasn’t able to recognise himself!
My pc started lagging, and therefore I was forced to do a reset.
When it opened, I formatted the usb just to be sure that no virus is on it, and then disaster started.
First of all, the antivirus starts and closes immediately. I’ve runned trojan remover 3 times , removed what was found but nothing… The virus is still here… And what do I mean? Internet Explorer windows pop-up every once in a while getting me into strange chinese sites.
In addition I can’t download many things from rapidshare (… when I press download firefox closes)! WinRar opens whatever it wants!
I’ve runned Eset Online Virusscan, and it found 10 viruses. I’ve made even a system recovery, but still nothing..
I have 2 hdds, and therefore if I must format them, I will lose all the important personal files of my.
So what to do? Back the files and format the hdds? Try another magical antivirus? or just get my pc done in a technician and get me ripped off?

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If its a anti virus protector the only way you can, or the only way I could get rid of it was downloading a free malware program, even though I had one on my computer already..

Hope this helps.

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How to erase this virus?

Hi,
Yesterday a friend of mine came to my place to drop him some music files into his usb. But into his usb, there were some other files, that he wasn’t able to recognise himself!
My pc started lagging, and therefore I was forced to do a reset.
When it opened, I formatted the usb just to be sure that no virus is on it, and then disaster started.
First of all, the antivirus starts and closes immediately. I’ve runned trojan remover 3 times , removed what was found but nothing… The virus is still here… And what do I mean? Internet Explorer windows pop-up every once in a while getting me into strange chinese sites.
In addition I can’t download many things from rapidshare (… when I press download firefox closes)! WinRar opens whatever it wants!
I’ve runned Eset Online Virusscan, and it found 10 viruses. I’ve made even a system recovery, but still nothing..
I have 2 hdds, and therefore if I must format them, I will lose all the important personal files of my.
So what to do? Back the files and format the hdds? Try another magical antivirus? or just get my pc done in a technician and get me ripped off?
Thanks for the instant response. I’m currently running MalwareByte’s Anti-Malware and then I will use the other software you recommended. I was surprised to see that it was successfully installed as I thought there was some kind of banlist to the files used :P

If you have to reformat you only have to do the hard drive with your OS on it. Viruses don’t attack data. I have two HDs and four partitions on my desktop: one for XP, one for Vista, one saved for Win7, and one for data. If/when I get malware that causes too much damage to repair I just reformat the infected partition and everything else is safe. But I still backup to another PC and DVDs frequently in case the second hd crashes.

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Help!!! Please – I’m not really a computer expert quiz!!?

1. What is the default music and video player in Windows? (1 point)
Real Player
Quicktime Player
Windows Media Player
Itunes Player
2. The disk defragmenter is found in what section of the Accessories feature?
(1 point)
System Tools
Accessibility
Communications
Entertainment
3. The disk cleanup tool is where you can backup your files. (1 point)
True
False
4. The best way to get a quick summary of your computer system is through the System Information tool. (1 point)
True
False
5. The sound recorder will allow you to record up to a maximum of how many seconds? (1 point)
45 seconds
120 seconds
90 seconds
60 seconds
6. What feature in the Accessories panel would you use to restore your computer that has been affected by spy ware? (1 point)
System Information
System Restore
Disk Defragmenter
Sound Recorder
7. Which feature would you use to clean up the unwanted files on your computer? (1 point)
System Restore
Disk Defragmenter
Disk Cleanup
Backup Tool
8. It is a good practice to back up your files on a regular basis. (1 point)
True
False
9. Which feature would you use to back up your files? (1 point)
Disk Cleanup
Backup tool
Disk Defragmenter
Paint tool
10. Which feature would you use to play an audio CD? (1 point)
Disk Cleanup tool
Sound Recorder
Windows Media Player
System Restore

1 Windows Media Player
2 System Tools
3 False
4 True
5 60 seconds
6 System Restore
7 Disk Cleanup
8 True
9 Backup tool
10 Windows Media Player

It doesn’t take an expert to answer these – "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"

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