Posted 15 July 2009 - 10:50 PM
I apologize if that previous description was too vague. I thought it would be easiest for someone to look at the original problem rather than repeat it here but maybe I was incorrect. On certain websites I am seeing pics in places that they certainly don't belong. Some of them I remember from other sites I've been to so I know they are out of place. Also some web sites are being displayed strangely... text size is altered, certain boxes are too large or small or partially cut off, all sorts of strange things. This site looks strange as well... the first time around that didn't happen. It would also seem that certain buttons (java?) on websites are inactive now, which I remember from the last time too. For instance the fast reply button did nothing when I clicked on it below my last message.
Among various malware that was discovered and removed during the process I was led through last time using Super Antispyware, Malwarebyte's Anti Malware, Dr. Webcureit, and Hijack This, it was determined there was a "flash drive infection". After certain cleaning processes, basically everything returned to normal.
I am confused as to how I ended up with a very similar problem. It makes me feel stupid for two reasons: first, I've unintentionally walked right back into this mess, and second, I still don't know how or why I did it. This makes it more irritating to me, and probably to those who helped me the first time. Which I apologize for.
So like I had written before I was attempting to go through the cleaning/detection process myself, and ran into the problem where safe mode is freezing. Now I am unsure how to proceed.
I wrote this to try and be more informative, not to be pushy. I'm not sure how topics are responded to or in what time frame, but like I said before I thought maybe I had been too vague.
Oh lastly, I was sure there would have been some way to edit my first post rather than write a second, but with the way the browser is displaying the page, I couldn't find any edit button or options.