Windows XP service pack 2, I surf with firefox, and I'm beginner/intermediate experienced with taking care of my own computer issues. (Hell, I'm theoretically certified to help other people with theirs, but this one's got me stumped)
Here's the deal:
I had a virus that was redirecting search results. No big deal, pretty common. Right? I followed directions I found online and I thought it was gone: my search results were going where they were supposed to. (it also killed TeaTimer and pretended that a whole lot of websites that could help me, like trend.com, spybot, and adaware "couldn't be found" when I tried to go to them. This interesting problem has not recurred.)
Then the problem recurred, in a strange way: In one session, only links that I chose to "open in new tab" were redirected, and regular clicks went through. Now it seems a bit random, with about 1/2 of searches going where they belong, and 1/2 not.
This morning, Anti-Malware would find a Vundo infection, try to clean it, clean everything but one file (labeled "Rootkit Agent" IIRC) in system32/drivers folder, and then say that this file had to be deleted on restart. I'd restart, run A-M, and it would find the whole infection, back and good as new. But now it can't find it anymore, even though the symptoms persist. (I'm still getting search redirects)
Here are the things that I've run today that cannot fix my problem or no longer recognize that I have one:
Combofix (edit: I guess I wasn't supposed to attempt to use combofix on my own, all willy-nilly. My bad. Could really still use some help here)
Trend House Call.
I can't make heads or tails of my HJT log either, but the rules for this forum say not to post that so I'll hold off for now. Anyone have any ideas or need any more information from me? I'd appreciate the help.
Edited by PJ the Barbarian, 10 February 2009 - 02:24 PM.