Posted 09 August 2009 - 12:01 AM
I think I'm infected but I'm not sure by what. I have two symptoms.
1) When using Internet Explorer, sometimes when I click on links I am redirected to obvious adware pages.
2) Anti-Malware type programs are killed within a few seconds of being launched and the permissions are changed to "Everyone" on them. I can change the permissions back to Administrator but then I'm back to the original problem. Programs where this happens include Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Sysinternals Autoruns and ComboFix.
The same happens even if I rename the executable file for the above programs. I am able to launch it once but after a few seconds the program is halted and the permissions are changed.
When I try to run RootRepeal the whole system locks up and I have to reboot. This happens even if I set disk access to high.
I have tried all of the above in SafeMode with the same results.
Also, running a virus scan with Symantec did lead to quarantining some items but it did not change the above symptoms.
Thanks for any help you can provide.