Jim333c, on Wednesday July 16, 2008 03:16:42 PM
I had the same problem. It's just some stupid spyware garbage. This is a very simple fix. Just download (HiJackThis) http://www.download.com/Trend-Micro-HijackThis/3000-8022_4-1Â0227353.html
It only took me 10 sec. to do the scan. It will ask you if you want to delete everything, I clicked yes. Just make sure that there are no other programs (including the internet) running. This just make it easier to delete the files encase there running. MAKE SURE YOU RESTART YOU COMPUTER, when it comes back on you will have you lovely computer computing for you again!!!
I understand that nothing is a guarantee, but all I see is people coming up with these crazy answers to solve this problem and their all over thinking it. It's spyware, just spyware. So try my way out its very fast and easy. Feel free to respond with any question I'll be glad to help. Good Luck!!!
The above is what Jim333c wrote, I followed his advise and it works, not just in one laptop but two, with two different problems.
My laptop had a black screen but I could see the mouse, my co-worker couldn't turn off or restart his, we installed and ran the program, delete some files that the program recommended and bingo, both laptops were back in business.
Saludos and thanks Jim