I was having the "windowsclick.com redirect" problem to which other users have referred as well. I use Firefox as my primary browser, and any time I performed a Google search & clicked on a result, I would get re-directed to/through(?) windowsclick.
I tried searching for solutions to the problem and came up with a couple, though I initially couldn't log on to a number of sites - both those that came up in search results (including bleepingcomputer.com) as well as solutions I could access (e.g. wouldn't let me on to swandog42.geekstogo.com for "Avenger). I assume this inability to access help sites is a result of the malware. Likewise, I had the same problem others have described with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware -- I could download it but it wouldn't run no matter what I tried.
Eventually, I think(?) through using another browser (Safari, even though I'm Windows XP), I got to a solution & could run Malwarebytes. Unfortunately, I had not yet accessed this forum where users are told NOT to run ComboFix, so I did that as part of one of the solutions. I hope that won't preclude me from assistance -- I don't seem to be having the problem with windowsclick, Firefox & Google any more, but WHAT I REALLY WANT TO DO IS CONFIRM THAT I HAVE TAKEN ALL CORRECT & POSSIBLE STEPS TO ELIMINATE MALWARE.
Thanks in advance for help, and here are steps I have taken thus far:
1) Downloaded & ran "Avenger."
2) Downloaded & ran "Malware Anti-Malware."
3) Downloaded & ran "Spyware Terminator."
4) Downloaded & ran "Avira Antivir Personal."
5) Downloaded & ran "ComboFix"
This was using the following two solution descriptions:
A) http://www.myantispyware.com/2009/01/24/ho...uacdsys-trojan/ http://tech.elementfx.com/blog/2009/02/11/...lick-infection/
Again, I apologize if I jumped the gun by doing any of the foregoing without guidance. I need to make sure it's all gone. (In addition to windowsclick, I seem to have been unable to remove the "MyWebSearch" toolbar from Firefox, though one of the above programs seemed to delete some MWS files. That may be a different solution, I realize, but I wanted to mention it.)
I hope I have given all the relevant info.