I am working on my wife's computer which is running Vista Home Premium.
The machine had a nasty virus that pretended to be a antivirus program (called antivirus soft). I removed the virus or at least the main symptom of the virus (which was that it would not allow programs other than Internet Explorer to run) by running Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware, both are the free editions. I scanned several times after removing infected files and both programs showed the computer as free from infection.
It is a week later and although there is no sign of the original virus, but Internet Explorer and Firefox are now redirecting me to junk websites when I click links from google searches. I have scanned the machine again using Malwarebytes, but the logs are showing the computer as clean.
Thanks in advance for any and all assistance.
Edited by Budapest, 31 May 2010 - 10:35 PM.
Moved from Vista ~BP