First post; Hit me with your best insult about n00bletness.
Okay, so.. I decided to get some music going and opened a folder; It then had a problem with a Visual-C++ Library, saying something about explorer.EXEnow gone and i'm writing startbarless; So i thought okay first things first, lets take a look to see if there has ended in an unusual way; The startbar and well the whole shell thing is s any unusual looking processes going on.. I found lsass.exe, And although i'd seen it before, it looked different. I gave it a google and found details on the "Sasser Virus". This is the details on what it is, symptoms, and how to remove it: link
The problem is, The registry entries, files that are created upon virus outbreak, etc, don't exist.. So it's as if the virus isn't really there. This could be very true, however if i try to end the LSASS.EXE process up comes the window saying the computer will shutdown in 60 seconds (which is the exact window as depicted in the virus description); Of course i can stop it now with the SHUTDOWN -A command in the command box.
Soon i'll be getting a new computer, and i can finally reformat this crappy old motor... However, i'm still a little worried with this closing of explorer whenever i open a folder.
Here's another thing i've realised. The explorer only seems to close when i open a certain folder.. just a folder called "Rhys" that is on my desktop.
If you have any ideas please tell me.
Thankyou very very much for your time.
EDIT: Here's some more info. I was redirected to an update/maliculous software tool at microsoft that searches for these sapper viruses and removes them.. it didn't find any viruses. I also tried the removal tool for the sapper virus (by Symnantec); However i had to be logged in as an Administrator; And our administrator account isn't visible on the welcome screen (and i don't know the password either; nobody does.. i tried logging in with admin account in safe mode).