So a couple of days ago (i believe that's when the malware stuff really blew up) i was listening to itunes and then all of a sudden my sound just stopped. I checked itunes and the file was still playing but no sound was coming out. I muted and unmuted itunes and my laptop and tried to fiddle with the master volume control on my laptop (the little speaker icon on the bottom right, if you have a pc with vista). At this point the volume control froze (which has never happened before) and windows was telling me it need to close the unresponsive program.
I then decided to restart my computer but when it started up again the speaker had a little red x next to it and all it tells me when i click/scroll over it is "No Audio Output Device is Installed". A few friends have told me to do a system restore and i tried that but to no avail.
Could the malware have affected my audio? Any help on fixing this problem is appreciated!