A few days ago I got hit with Total PC Defender 2010 I believe I removed it, It was almost too easy to be honest, all Malwarebytes found was a rootkit, which Avast saw and quarantined. then, while the scan was going I found a Total PC Defender 2010 folder in the Program files, I manually deleted that.
I was still paranoid, went into safe mode, and scanned again. Nothing.
Thinking everything is fine, I continued normal usage but when I go to some sites I notice that now when I click on a link to something, like Youtube, or Google or when I go to gamefaqs.com another tab opens up for some random stuff, like buying necklaces, and what not with the top of the window saying just a moment, loading etc, more often then not Avast steps in and I abort the connection.
I went through some searching in my iPhone to look up info about this, read up on info concerning extensions (deleted that folder from firefox) and to check the Add remove Programs section of windows, nothing there.
The issue still persists.
I currently have: Avast and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, free versions (considering purchashing full version) as well as Spybot S&D, I have already downloaded Combofix (renamed it to combo-fix as I saw on a different thread) This process may take some time as I work the night shift. but I'll start combo-fix now to post a log if need be.
EDIT:: I'm not sure if this is also part of the problem, but it's also caused my PC to just totally shut down, I'd then have to wait some time before trying to turn it on again. (Though I think it's a possible tell that the processor fan is about to bite it) granted both times it shut down, it happened when I ran a Malwarebytes scan, and an avast scan in normal mode
Edited by Budapest, 09 April 2010 - 05:06 PM.
Moved from Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs ~BP