marc, you may want to try security tango. it solved my issues in win xp.
Many thanks Don.
I would just question the recommendation to disable Windows Restore.
This may be sound advice, but if I had taken it I would still be looking at the rogue maltware 'WindowsRepair' which confronted me at the beginning of this infection.
By using System restore, I was at least able to get back to a point where I could use the PC.