Antivirus picked up, and cleaned, the following:
but the laptop won't play ball! on startup I get multiple 'failure to write to hard drive' errors, all files are hidden and read only, nothing appears in Start Menu, until I selected 'classic view', Firefox says it's open, but not in Task Manager. Any assistance gratefully recived. Thanks. Rick
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 19:27:54, on 13/09/2012
Platform: Windows ...