It essentially installs a program that acts as a fake spyware checking program, frequently producing popups that say your computer is at risk. It also makes Internet Explorer and Firefox VERY slow; it takes around 1 - 2 mins just to load some websites. I am redirected to a Microsoft security site occasionaly when I try to open run a search using the Windows search feature.
I've already removed the program from my start up list using msconfig, so I no longer get the annoying popups. I am unable to revert to a previous system restore point. Macafee anti-virus software does not detect anything. I can not open Spybot - Search and Destroy. CWShredder runs, and removed one file. I was only able to install Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware after renaming the install file, but I can not run it now that it's installed. Ad-Aware seems to work ok, but did not solve the problem.
There are suggestions on other websites for files to search for and delete, but none of these files are showing up on my computer.
Does anyone have any further steps I can take?
(Moderator edit: thread moved to more appropriate forum. jgw)
Edited by jgweed, 23 February 2009 - 03:24 PM.