So, my PC was recently infected with a nasty virus (it was one of those rogue security suites) and I was able to remove it using a variety of anti-virus scanners. However, it seems that my computer is now infected with some kind of Google re-directing malware. When ever I do a google search, every link I click on gets re-directed to another site. I have used Avast, Superantispyware, Malwarebytes, UnhackMe, Microsoft's Live OneCare, and Kaspersky. And although these scans have cleaned up the rogue security suite, this re-directing problem still persists - even when I boot into safe mode.
I was trying to install service pack 3 for XP, and I got an "atapi.sys is open" error. A quick search led me to a post on this site which talks about the re-directing problem being due to a problem with the atapi.sys file. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/279883/google-search-engine-hijacker-atapisys-rootkit/
Could this be a solution for me?
Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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