Overconfident in my system's security, I clicked something I should not have, and I have come down with a nasty virus, or some other malware problem.
-Non-functional System Restore: At first, after I selected a restore point, click next yielded no results. In a recent reboot to safe mode, a dialog window told me that System Restore could not protect my computer, and I should restart and try it again.
-"Google Installer" crashing. After clicking the infected program, this warning came up. And the few times I could get a functional reboot, it would say it crashed again
-Google Redirection to various ad-sites
-Adobe flash problems. Youtube videos would not work sometimes, once prompting me to install Flash Player 10 which I already had. Secondly, I cannot load certain flash objects, such as the video or chat on the ustream.tv website.
-Slow programs. Certain things would launch fine, games and browsers, even avast or hijackthis, but spybot would not load. MBAM would also not install for a long time, then magically did, and then would not run.
-Disabled Comodo Firewall
-Certain web-site script problems. I couldn't log into bleepingcomputer on the infected machine, though I'm not sure about any other sites.
-Atleast one BSOD and one lock up. The first time I tried to restart after being infected, I recieved a bsod, but no other time after that.
I'm currently running a boot-time scan with avast since I could fully update it for some reason, though I doubt it will bring any good news. Thanks in advance for any help I may receive.
Edited by hibachi, 09 February 2009 - 08:31 PM.