I couldn't get Software Doctor to work (it looked like it wanted me to pay for it) and was having problems with getting Malwarebytes to run properly with the virus so I removed it manually downloading an app specific for that purpose that shut it down (I cannot find it now but it and did the trick - will look harder if that seems important) and then used the "Manual Removal" instructions I found here:
That nastiness was supposedly behind me but I am dealing with Google search results redirecting me to other sites and sometimes my IE will just go to a website seemingly without any prompting - it went to onlyspecialoffers.info just a minute or so ago. The Google redirect issues are also affecting my Firefox - I just tried this search:
I went to the third link listed which should be:
Instead it went to the following link and subsequent redirects:
Malwarebytes does not find anything. I am running a scan with AdAware right now.
On top of that, this could be unrelated but at this point I don't know...
My computer lost power Thursday morning and when it came back on, it would not connect to the internet (I use Comcast) nor would any sounds come out of the computer. Unable to check the net, I assumed that the sudden turning off of the machine affected some of the drivers so I did a System Restore to the day before. It worked to get the sound back, but not the internet (it kept saying limited connectivity and Repair wouldn't work).
I tried to Restore to an older point in the week but it restarted and said it was unable to do that so I then went to cancel the last restore and even though at that point it was supposedly the same way I started, I got sound and connected to the net without problems (aside from the Google redirects above, that is).
Yesterday I did a normal restart via Logmein.com from my job and was unable to reconnect. When I got home, I saw that the internet was again not working. Once again I did a system restore to Thursday and once again the net and sound didn't work but once again I cancelled the restore and it came back working fine (aside from the redirect issues).
Are these two things related? AdAware is still scanning but still hasn't found anything. I would run Malwarebytes again but it gave me a clean bill of health the last time. Any suggestions?!?
I am using Windows XP and I know more about computers than the average person but I am not able to work in the IT field or anything...
I ran HiJackThis! and uploaded the log file here if that is of assistance.
Ad Aware finished running and it found something.
Log is saved here.
Merged 4 posts. and since an HJT log is linked to, moving to log forum. ~ OB
Bump removed. Do not bump your topic. We try to resolve logs on a first come/first served basis. By bumping your log you will be pushed back in line due to the new date of your bump. ~BP
Edited by Budapest, 30 May 2010 - 05:42 PM.
Deactivate links. ~ OB