Please share this with anyone who runs into virus issues, this process works every time. Posted this as a response and felt it deserved its own thread.
1. Try system restore. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306084 for xp and http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...ystem-restore/ for windows 7/vista. Regardless if you can or can't run the system restore move to step 2.
2. If you can, download and install the free editions of both superantispyware (http://www.superantispyware.com/) and malwarebytes (http://www.malwarebytes.org/). Run a full scan on one, reboot, then run the other. Once completed run the first one again and if the issue is gone and it finds no more bad files then you are set to go. If there are still issues, boot into safe mode (by tapping F8 a handful of times as the machine is being turned on) and try to run each one in safe mode. If that doesn't work move to step 3. If there is no more infection, feel free to uninstall both applications at this time.
3. If you can't install/get to the internet to download becuase you have a really nasty one or the above doesn't remove your issue, use combofix (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/combofix). Download the combofix program from another computer and boot the infected pc to safe mode (pressing F8 as Windows starts up). Copy the combofix software to the computer and run it. This takes a good while sometimes and will sometimes sit on the same screen for 20-30 mins. If it gets stuck longer, reboot, go into safe mode and try again.
4. Once combofix has run properly and fully, try to complete step 2 again. If combofix has run properly you should be able to.
5. One completed make sure you have AV installed. I'd recommend Microsoft Security Essentials (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...tials-download), which is MS's free AV application. I know, MS sucks, blah blah but it is a good lightweight free product.