Posted 21 January 2010 - 09:13 AM
3 days ago my husband I and discovered our PC was infected with the Google Redirect Virus. After 2 days of struggling and attempting to rid our comp of this miserable virus (because, as many of you know, Norton Anti-Virus and McAfee both do nothing for it!), my husband downloaded Hitman. He ran the program, restarted the computer, and it seems to have worked...only I don't trust it. After all we had been through the 2 days prior I struggle to believe that running Hitman once has actually worked. This virus was awful - it disabled Norton, changed minor settings, and, naturally, made surfing the web a nightmare. My hubby, however, thinks that it did the trick. When we restarted the computer Firefox seemed to operate normally, albeit slowly, but I'm just too nervous to go to our bank website or any other personal accounts like that (until we at least invest in a Mac). The ironic thing is that the day before we were hit we bought an external hard drive and backed up our entire computer.
So my question is this: Can Hitman really rid a computer from the Google Redirect Virus in one go OR should I download and run ComboFix, with the help of some of you guys - if you'd be so kind - as an extra precaution?