I am having great difficulty with my PC (Win XP), regarding internet access. I'll start at the beginning...
Two nights ago I was surfing the web, when all of a sudden my PC rebooted. I can't recall the site anymore though. After this, it started up and there was a notification (red x) that kept popping up in the task bar. I did not click the x, or the pop up window.
Also at this time, my AVG went down, and says it can't find an update file. Also, all other virus software, window firewall, et al, do not work. Nothing can connect to the 'net for updates either.
Also, my web browsers, IE7 and Firefox 3, are hijacked. They seem to come up to google search okay (default home page) but any searches return bogus results. Also, directly surfing to any websight for tech help pops up a prompt box to enter an ID and password.
After some searching through the files, I found a brastk.exe and it's related stuff, and proceeded do delete them, along with some bogus regestry entries. Reset a few times, and now brastk.exe is gone, but internet connections are still shot.
Last night I put Spybot S&S, Malware Bytes, and Hijackthis on. I had downloaded them to USB drive from work. To get them to run I had to rename the .exe's. I ran them a few times and got several hits, which I removed.
Current state: No internet access still, same as above. Also, I still can't run the security software without renaming it.
Where do I go from here? Any help would be greatly appreciated! I can access the 'net via my Ubuntu Live CD to download new software.
Thanks in advance!
Edited by CJ06XLT, 18 November 2008 - 12:25 PM.