hi guys im really struggling trying to get rid of this virus i have tried tdsskiller but it does not seem to load up on my computer i did have the smart hdd virus but i managed to get rid of this eventually with a detailed guide from this site very much appriciated btw so can you please point me in the right direction to get rid of this annoying google redirecting virus please
i´m new in the forum as well and actual I registered to try to find some solution for your same problem.
My history was like this but I think the virus been able to install in my computer via a fake virus report from a fake windows defender that i click to quarantine, after that the SMART HDD Virus started running wile I was using Opera, (Opera was already registering troubles via a google redirecting, but never nothing before like a virus or a infected file or nothing). Everything crash, and the SMARTHDD started letting me know that i had a lot of problems in the Hard Drive, all fake. I rebooted straight away, checked my hard drive via Linux, everything was okay, come back to windows, install several Malware removers, found several infected files and erase them or quarantine them. After that only the Opera Browser kept infected or modified, when I arrived to the same point you are now, I gave up and try to recover the computer with the recovery partition to try to get it with the factory settings, BUT, the F4 key to access to the recover partition is not working, and there is no way to access to it, besides you try to assign a letter to mount via Diskpart, after you get it in the System folder via explorer, next to the C: but is not the way to boot from it or to do something practical with it. In the following link I leave some methods to bring back the grub or to try to boot it from recovery but there is no way to making it work for me, neither by the GRUB or the MBR: http://www.ubuntu-es.org/node/131505.
I hope that i´m just adding some information to this issue, I already reinstall the windows with the recovery CD but it wasn´t the same, and besides that, I still has the recovery partition there, but i´m not able to boot from it.
Sorry for my English, cheers and health for everyone.