|cheers for the replies... unfortunately these suggestions have still not fixed the problem!!|
I went to the services list and the "Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)" was already set to automatic.... I tried clicking the 'Start the service' button and got this error message:
"Could not start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service on Local Computer.
Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified."
I then ran the Spyhunter scan and also searched for all the files in both the manual removal guides but found none of the files/proccesses/registry entries linked with the virus (I think my previous Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan must have already removed them).
I also reset Internet Explorer as Hertinas suggested but still no success.
Another thing I have now noticed is when I am trying to access Ipconfig in DOS I get an error message "An internal error occurred: The request is not supported". The additional information says 'Unable to query host name'. I get the same error message for all IPconfig dos commands!
What is going on??
Ps. Just as I was writing this my PC found a number of usp10.dll files (in different folders) which are supposed to be a threat according to the pcthreat site. I deleted all the files but was unable to remove the one in the system32 folder(even in safe mode). After searching the net it seems this file is needed by windows to run but could this file be the problem?