Then it got worse when I opened up Explorer. This browser also started a new page but kept going to what said a Microsoft site but didn't look legit & began trying to download a program for a freesafescan (AVG found the virus called fake alert) or something to that effect. It was trying to scan all the folders of my computer & was nearly impossible to get stopped & shutdown. Additionally, when spybot popped up asking if I wanted to accept or deny a change that was pure gobbledygeek to me, it would not let me choose deny. I kept trying to X out of everything & it wouldn't let me & ultimately the entire screen went black & the computer shut down & restarted itself.
I have never experienced something like this before & I'm an avid antivirus & maintenence user. I always update & use the most current versions of AVG, CCleaner, AdAware, SpyBot & Spyware Blaster. I run defrags every month. This simply blew me away & had me up all night. I found, installed & ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware which detected & quarantined 18 various trojans & 2 Malware.Trace's. That helped a lot but not completely. Firefox is still attempting to open a new page without my prompting but then displaying it's inability to connect to that page & I'm terrified to open Explorer. Now I've installed & ran hijackthis & would love for someone to read my logfile (attached) & tell me which items to fix or remove. All good help will be much appreciated. Thanks, & Happy New Year!