So, I'm new here. And don't kill me if this is in the wrong spot (sorry to admins or w/e). I thought possibly someone may offer some good advice about how best to remove these virus' or possibly tell me what the heck is going on inside my computer.
Okay, so I'm running on a laptop (((Toshiba MDETR20ACP03 Intel® Celeron® M CPU 410 @ 1.46GHz and 1.47GHZ, 896 MB of RAM Also with Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 Version 2002))). Oh and I'm on Valcom, a seller for BELL canada (god I hate them so).
If that helped much.
I use it mainly for internet browsing (usually on Mozilla) and recently I've developed so many issues with it that its driving me absolutely up the wall! And now I'm stuck using google chrome, which isn't so bad but Mozilla has all my bookmarks. I realize I have to be more careful with downloading and browsing but I've never seen it this bad before.
I believe from what I've researched I've been infected with malware or what not. AVG is continuously popping up with warnings of trogan virus' and multiple advertising cookie trackers. I've scanned my computer a dozen times (slow scan, fast scan, auto scan you name it!) and it comes up with its usual list of tracking cookies and what feels like a few hundred Trogans. (maybe not so much?)
I'm getting things called Vundo, BHOs, SHeur2, etc. It just doesn't seem to stop!
So far I can no longer run Iexplorer or Mozilla because pop ups run in the background and slow my machine to a complete halt.
I have no clue what I've done to the computer gods to have this many problems but I'm trying my best to fix the problem with my limited knowledge of internet infection. As you can tell I'm not super worried about this because I know it can be fixed and there aren't any special or private files I really need to stress over except for my ongoing novel (which can easily be backed up). I've just come to the point where it needs to be taken care of.
Added Note: My mother is really good with computers as she used to build them and she's obsessed with computer health due to her accounting job, (definitely don't want those files infected) so I considered using ComboFix, possibly as a last resort? But I don't want to screw my laptop up with it removing important windows functions (been there and gone through that pain before with a desktop) Though I thought if I did use Combo fix and then just system restored the important files back I could get my laptop back and running.... Also I was wondering about possible ways to get rid of it other than CF because I'm not making it about that, what about superantispyware? Or is there anything else? I have no clue.
Anyways, if anyone has a suggestion or is suffering like me I'd be pleased to hear it! PLEASE HELP!
P.s Don't give me crap about the ComboFix stuff, I was just rambling and I will use it at my own risk. I'm not stupid, neither do I want some rude reply telling me so. I just want to know if anyone is experiencing the same difficulties or any hints they may have to some how fixing this problem. So, after saying that this post is not directly dealing with CF, I just want some suggestions and I'll work it out from there! Thanks a bunch!!
P.p.s HAPPY New Year and Christmas (if you celebrate.)