I have a Dell inspiron640m laptop with Windows XP home operating system. I have been using google search (in internet explorer) all the time and since last week I noticed that when I click on the search results it takes me to the site and with in fraction of a second redirects me to www.google.com/webhp. Same thing happened when I used yahoo search too. I tried using firefox, but of no use. At the left bottom corner of my IE browser I could see that my search was going through "rle822x.cn" Through some internet search I figured out that this could be due to a nasty rootkit and some people have suggested that combofix might be a good solution for this. I am a biological science researcher with very little information about computers. Though I am not an IT guy, thought of running combofix sometime this weekend. But unfortunately today morning when I turned on my computer, it came up with a blue screen with the following message
A problem has detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
Stop: 0x0000007E(0XC0000005, 0x86AB2113, 0XF7A547B8, 0XF7A544B4
I tried to start it through safe mode but no sucess, again a blue screen appeared with a "?" mark at the top left corner.
I tried to start through command prompt, again it failed to start with the same blue screen with a "?" .
I dont know what is going on with my system. I am very much worried. I would greatly appreciate if someone help me to solve this problem. Please advise me.
Thanks in advance