After running a Malwarebytes Anti-Malware quick scan, I encountered 5 Skynet trojans, three of which were successfully removed. After restarting my computer, I started receiving various "bad image" errors. Thinking it was just something pesky, I ran a few more scans in McAfee, A-Squared, and MBAM to no avail. I decided to google to the problem and found this thread here at Bleeping Computer: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/237633/infected-with-skynet-and-ntoskrnl-hook-with-bad-image-pop-up/
. I've read that thread and have since disabled my internet connection and used McAfee's firewall lockdown just to be safe. I am also currently running a MBAM full scan. I'm very afraid of how much this supposed rootkit could compromise my system due to my use of said laptop for online shopping as well as the fact that I am connected to a home wireless network. I'm pretty much afraid of connecting back on to the internet for fear of getting completely hacked.
I'm running Windows XP Media Edition 2005 and use Firefox and Google Chrome as browsers. The initial problem that prompted me to run scans was an annoying browser hi-jacked that would keep sending me to shopping sites anytime I used google.
I'd really appreciate some help!