|thanks for your advice. I was able to trap f8 on bootup as suggested. It allowed me to restore the computer back to past settings. (doing it the other way, did not clear virus & didn't allow me to access the internet). Once restored, I was able to access the internet and download the malware, ccleaner, and antispyware, also was able to boot scan avast. Computer is back to normal.|
Thanks for your help!!!!