After what has turned into week long battle I think I have finally purged my computer of all things viral. In the end it too a full reformatting of my hard drive and a re-installation of windows. On the plus side my computer is running faster than it has in a long time. Nothing like a little cleaning to make things run smooth.
I decided to go with Vista when I set the computer back up again. I am not really sure why; I guess I just like shiny things. I know some people think the little pop-ups that keep asking permission are annoying, but for someone who just spent a week cleaning out a virus they are very comforting. “Did you just try to install a new program?” “Yes I did, and thank you for asking”
I hope to get back in the swing of things now and actually do some work on my compute, but quite frankly I am tired of looking through this thing.
(On a side note: I spent most of the virus work time watching the 3rd season of Battlestar Galactica. If you haven’t seen it let me just say that the first 4 episodes of that season are very powerful stuff.)