Malware has taken over my laptop

Hewlett-packard Compaq presario cq61-420...
February 1, 2010 at 17:35:02
Specs: Windows Vista
hi I have a malware problem. I have had it for a while now but I've been unaware of it. I tried installin malwarebytes antimalware to get rid of it but everytime i try to open it i end up with an error and i changed mbam.exe to something else to disguise it but as soon as i open the program once its disguised the program recognises it and shuts it down.. can anyone offer me any help at all??

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February 1, 2010 at 18:07:52
When all else fails, run the OEM disks for a clean install. If you have the media or a partition to return it to OEM state I'd do that. Then it would be a tossup between A/V antispyware firewall and all the MS updates to apply first. I like the offline service packs so you don't have to expose a unpatched computer to the internet. Also read up and use as many best practices as you can to help avoid this again.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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February 1, 2010 at 18:22:33
The Malware is making my disk drive not work. no matter what i do everytime i put a disk in no matter what it is it will run it for a few sec and then close.

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