Normally I use Google Chrome but suddenly it became unresponsive so I closed it with the intention of restarting it. Upon restarting it I was unable to load any pages. I am able to browse in firefox, albeit gimped by the fact that it keeps redirecting links that I click (on google searches, for example) to it's own full-page advertisements. I have not downloaded anything obviously contaminated with malware, but I suspect the following site is responsible, since I had it open when the major symptoms started: hxxp://www.ninjavideo.net/video/64252 (documentary on over-medication in USA)
I am currently very frusturated with the situation and have run Avira AntiVir, Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware, and HijackThis and looked for potential problems, and although MBAM found multiple infected files, it was not fixed upon restarting.
I am also unable to visit the following website, update.microsoft.com, and I am greeted with a "connection interrupted" error in Firefox and a "cannot display webpage" error in IE.
Edited by Orange Blossom, 21 April 2010 - 06:50 PM.
Deactivate link just in case. ~ OB