Okay, I tried that last one to scan on boot. Scan took so long that my comp shut down 70% of the way thru the boot/scan process. But it identified some file at the beginning that I deleted (meant to save it in "chest"). Booted my pc and the ANTIVIRUS SCAN was there, but the bottom toolbar disappeared. Restarted the comp in safe mode and the bottom task bar was there. Then restarted in regular mode and the bottom task bar was there, but also the ANTIVIRUS SCAN was gone and I can run programs again.
So that avast does work on this virus when you scan on boot. NOTE: that avast did not work on this virus when it scanned regularly. Now I have 6 anti malware programs on my pc.:/ Also note that these programs did not work on this virus while scanning in SAFE mode as well as normal mode.
Thanks for the help