Ok. I've been wrestling with this since yesterday.
Background: Sometime yesterday somebody, and I'm unsure who specificly, did something that caused rouge anti-spyware, or as I like to call it, extortionware, onto my system. Keeps coming up with anti-spystorm 2008.
Spybot will remove the offending objects, only to refind them again on a seconed scan immidiately after.
Task Manager disabled (even in admin accounts)
Active even when the computer is in safe mode.
Most 'helpful' websites such as symantic and other 'tool download' places, including spybot's forums, are blocked off by whatever this is.
The big things that spybot pulls up are Coolwww* variants, zlob trojans, webhanccer, and a few other miscilaniary items.
Oh and to add to the fun, no backup cd to work off of to reinstall windows from.
If this were MY computer I'd just install linux and call it a day, but as this is my parent's machine I don't know. Advice?