A few weeks ago I encountered a malware virus by clicking on an icon that said I had just encountered a virus and Microsoft was trying to repair it. I'm pretty sure that ive successfully removed the malware but I cannot access my desktop. My computer turns on and goes through the normal process but then a few minutes into using it - my desktop disappears, then it reappears for short periods of time
I know all of my information is still there because I can access it using the taskbar (control + alt + delete ) then "run" and browse - I'm even able to access the internet in this way, but I'm afraid that in doing this I'm causing some sort of long term damage - the longer the computer is on the more frequently the desktop disappears and theres a longer timeframe before it reappears again.
Please if anyone has insight I would greatly appreciate it. Times are pretty tight right now so I'm especially reluctant pay a fortune and give my baby to someone who's only slightly more knowledgable than I am.
Thank you and have a wonderful day
Btw - I'm on a Sony Vaio Windows XP 2003<code>Configuration: Windows XP