Okay, a few nights ago my computer automatically downloaded 6 viruses and some spyware. My virus program was only able to remove 1 of them and my spyware program was able to get rid of all of the spyware but 2 items. They had ICOO in the name. Anyway, I shut my computer down thinking I could try to remove the programs today because I was getting too tired to deal with my computer. Now I can't log on to my computer without getting a warning saying that Explorer performed an illegal operation and must shut down. If I click 'OK' all I'm left with is the background and if I click 'More Details' it says the following (I'm writing this on my dad's computer):
"Explorer caused an invalid page fault in module Explorer.EXE at 0167:00401f31
EAX=00000000 CS=0167 EIP=00401f31 EFLGS=00010246
EBX=00000001 SS=016f ESP=0080ff1c EBP=0080ff24
ECX=c1686900 DS=016f ESI=00000000 FS=2337
EDX=0080ff2c ES=016f EDI=00000000 GS=0000
00401ee0 0080ff2c 0080ff64 00405cac 00000000
00000000 00000000 00000001 00404436 0059fc30
8161b694 00000000 00000000 00000000 0000ffff
I don't know why it tells you the details if it's just going to be a bunch of numbers and letters. It's all jibberish to me, so I figured maybe someone here could make sense of it? I wish I was a computer so I knew what it all meant.
I'm having the same problem when I try to go to Safe Mode too, so no luck in trying that.
oh, i almost forgot to mention this. in the registry before i shut the computer down i noticed there were 6 main folders, the ones that begin with "HKEY_....". i'm pretty sure there are normally only 4. don't know how much that would affect anything. and i have windows 98 if it makes a difference.
also, what are some more communities that are made for questions like this, so i can cross post to them if i don't find an answer here?