My laptop has recently been infected with a malware. It hijacks my browsers (IE and FF), and redirects me to other sites like hobbyforyou.net etc. Often times I keep getting connection related errors when my browser screen does not refresh.
As I searched through the web for a fix, I noticed that you have very recently helped another user with the same problem. See link:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/lof...hp/t187211.html
I realize that I cannot replicate the steps exactly like shown in the post above, as his machine contents may be different than mine. I would appreciate if you could assist me in getting rid of this problem since I have never dealt with the registry keys.
I am attending some classes online, and this problem keeps on coming in my way of accessing the school's web site by breaking my browser connection.
A little bit of a history of the problem:
I am a careful user and stay away from all suspicious downloadable contents. Some days ago I did download a key for an application that stopped working. Once exected the file, this whole thing started. Initially I had no access to regedit, but after using Malwarebytes AM, I can at least open the registry listing. I have also used Spybot S&D which cannot get rid of something called "Premium Search" malware. I am not sure what and how to remove the infected keys from the HijackThis scans.
Your help is greatly appreciated.