well, i thought like vista, i would wait for the bugs to be worked out. Eventually i heard nothing but problemsabout vista. I have tried it and didnt like it compared to XP. then i saw that windows 7 has the same appearance as vista, so i grouped it in the same place in my mind as vista, 'wait until teh bugs worked out' and 'not comfortable with the look and feel, reminds me of vista'. and since im a die hard pc tech that goes deep, i know xp like the back of my hand, and worry i wont have the full control of registries, file sharing, consoles, boot files, familarity of system files to manipulate when necessary, services, networking setup, file securities and permissions and all the other back end stuff that i have gotten quite acquainted with over the years.
is most of that stuff the same, or is it a 180 flip of what it used to be? i dont like being unfamiliar with my op sys ineternals.
knowing windows, its all the same, just fancier looking.
About the virus
i finally got smitfraud to run, it cleaned up some files in the GenericRenosFix section i believe, so i rebooted into safe mode and ran it again, successfully this time. and i also ran malware buytes and it still found nothing. but after that reboot things are looking up!! working much smoother with no problems yet, FOR ONCE. i might mention, i also Defogger.exe to unmount any cd emulators, and removed that file ezsidmv.dat with winPatrol a few reboots prior to getting the smitfraud to finally run successfully.
The thing that plagues me is malwarebytes, AVG which im beginning to trust less as teh days go by, and Comodo which im still getting used to didnt flag anything noticably wrong with the system.
i did download avira_antivirus so im considering replacing AVG with that. im open to suggestions on this one.