Hi awilson3rd, it,s very nasty virus. Don,t waste ur time and just do a foramt and install OS from scratch. If any of ur backup files are infected, it will appear again and again.
Turn your system restore function OFF. Its probably already infected anyway and will only lead to further frustration. Use SP2 XP installation CD. This will give you a slightly more secure system than a non SP2 version.
If it was my PC I would disconnect all HDD except the one containing the primary active partition. If its a multi-partitioned drive I would destroy all other partitions and make it into one large primary job. As painful as losing years of personal data is, a infected PC is not a useable PC at all.
1- Don,t connect to network/ internet during and after a format until u install ur AV and FW.
2- Don,t restore any backups/ any files from any external media( CD, DVD, USB, external HD) until u install a FW and ur AV.
3- Disable all autorun features on ur sytem( autorun for CDs and USB devices) after u install new OS.
4- Install a good AV( I suggest Antivir free). Update ur AV. Install a FW. Install ThreatFire in addition to the AV and FW. It,s free as well.
5- After u install an AV and FW, update ur AV and do in-depth scan each of external media storage devices with ur AV before opening anyone of them.
6- Format ur external HD as well, if u have any.
I am not sure if u can handle popups by HIPS or not. But if I am in ur place, after step4, I will put a HIPS in paranoid mode( with file protection feature) to see if there si still any source of this virus anywhere- CFP v 3 beta or EQSecure. Very effective in such situitions.
If u can,t handle it, just after installing ur AV, try adding ThreatFire as an extra layer of protectiuon in addition to ur AV.
Don,t trust any files/ back/ media u have ATM. Everything might be infected. Consider everything infected unless proven otehrwise. A single copy of it comes to ur PC and u will reach the same point form where u strated.
Hope it helps!