Hello everyone, and thanks in advance for the assistance.
I was running AVG 9.0 (free version) when I got a warning message that a virus was detected. I think I clicked on a questionable link while searching for forum posts on college admission essays. It seemed AVG had taken care of it, but then I started to hear weird audio files play in the background and my webbrowser kept taking me to a anti-spyware site. I opened AVG again and all the options had been removed, i.e., the program opened but there was no option to run a scan or update. I then ran Adaware which came up clean. I was able to install Panda Cloud antivirus, but it wouldn't function properly.
I've since restarted my computer but now I have found that even though I detect a wireless connection, IE willnot open any pages. I downloaded Avira Antivirus and the latest update on a separate computer (the one I am using now) and saved it to a thumbdrive. I then tried opening the program on the infected computer. I was able to install it, but cannot open it. I see avcenter.exe running in my task manager, but no window comes up.
I also see iexplore.exe in my task manager but I don't have IE open. I also see GrooveMonitor.exe. Are both of these spyware?
Any suggestions on what I should do from here? I've downloaded Combofix but am waiting to run it until someone can give me some clear advise.
Edited by Medved, 16 January 2010 - 05:39 PM.