My laptop has a virus. I first noticed, in small letters to the right of the time, in the system tray "Virus Alert" So far AVG has not found anything. Exiting AVG and running Avast also proved fruitless. All my previous system restore points have gone, and two remain from today: 07:39 Virus Alert! System Checkpoint 10:30 Virus Alert! AVIRA ANTIVIR PERSONAL I am unable to access My Computer, and am unable to Access any hard drive. I am also unable to access Safe Mode. All of the items on the right hand side of the start menu have disappeared. I am now working my way through antivirus scans, one at a time. If this rings a bell with anyone I would be very glad of some help.
I have managed to restore my laptop to full health, thanks to the link fron provider 2. It was a bitt fiddly, but worked. It is worth noting that, on a laptop, in safe mode, you may not have access to all the options in the sart menu. I solved that by switching to the classic mode of start menu. I then did a full registry clean, and cleared out wasted space, using CCleaner. Following that I defragged the hard drive, and made a new system resore point. I then backed up the laptop. Thanks again to provider 2 for an excellent link.