Hello, I would like to thank everyone running this site before hand for all their help.
I seem to be having some problems with my computer. Some of them obvious, others not so much.
First is the problem with spyware doctor and AVG telling me I have infections in svchost.exe and looking at the processes in task manager, there seems to be a lot of svchost.exes running at once.
The other problem is that when we use google to make searches, and we click on the link using google, it takes us to another site. Usually shopping sites... which is good in a way, considering it could take us wherever the virus wants.
Another symptom is when we start the computer, Photogallery wants to install every single time. And I have no idea what that is (our computer is shared by four other people) but the only way to stop it from trying again and again to install is by ending the process through task manager.
Fourth on the list are some microsoft alerts (maybe fake... not sure) telling me I'm infected with win32.brontok. Not sure what to do.
And finally, the last noticible problem is my computer running iexplore.exe at random times. I need to use task manager to stop it before sounds of movie trailers and videos plays over the speakers. Using process monitor I found that the command lines can be things like
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Iexplore.exe" http://www.fulldotfinds.com/pubac/ac.php?aid=151&sid=v5
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Iexplore.exe" http://www.alertsfind.com/ac.php?aid=151&sid=v5
I tried to manually remove some infections using spyware doctor and going through the registry and got rid of a lot of stuff, but theres some I just can't seem to get rid of. I'm guessing I should post a highjack this log, but I just want to check if there's anything I should do first.