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#1 philips21

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 11:01 AM

Ok, I could really use some help here. I have been trying to resolve this problem for the last few days with very little luck. A few days ago, when I would run a google search and click on a a link, something would redirect me to a different website than the one I wanted. After trying several different programs (including Adaware and Malewarebytes) with absolutely no success, I ran Hitmanpro 3.5.4 build 86 and that seems to have resolved that problem (found a file that I think - but cannot be totally sure now as I did not think to write the name down - was the atapi.exe file that seems to be part of this go.google virus).

That being said, I think I still have a problem. My computer shut down yesterday in the middle of a Hitman Pro scan, giving me a blue screen error. Beyond that, I am pretty sure that something is blocking my antivirus and anit-maleware apps (not to mention my drivers) from updating properly.

Also, when I first boot up the computer, Windows Security Center pops up a message saying the my computer may be at risk as no firewall is active. By the time my computer finishes booting up, the warning is gone, and the firewall appears to have been re-engaged, but this behavior is new since I got this virus. Another new problem is that Chrome now crashes periodically - something it never did before - or becomes unresponsive.

I am running XP

I have completely run out of ideas for what to do.

Thank you for any help you can provide

Edited by philips21, 23 January 2010 - 09:54 PM.


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#2 philips21

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 10:29 AM

Ok, I need to add a couple things to my post above, and it will not let me edit it for some reason. First, the file that Hitman Pro removed was called iaStor.sys. Also MalwareBytes removed or quarantined something it called a Rouge.Installer.

Thanks, again, for any advice you can offer

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 12:05 PM

Please ignore this topic - I have posted a newer, more comprehensive description of the problems I am having.

Thank you

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 02:35 PM

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