Browser redirections - recurring infections - attempted hijack
I would greatly appreciate some help with this.
Malwarebytes has shown multiple threats (23) one week after I had used MalwareBytes to remove threats of 'HijackWindowsUpdate', 'Stolen.data', 'Spyware.Zbot', 'Backdoor.Bot', 'Adware.MyWebSearch' and others.
I followed your Preparation Guide steps before posting, and got to step 7 Run DDS, but can't turn off and didn't even know I had this script blocker. I get a pop-up saying 'Symantec Script blocking has prevented a script that could be harmful to you.' The strange thing is I don't have Norton or Symantec software installed. I run AVG antivirus software. So that's the first issue.
The main symptoms I can see, are my browser often redirects me to a random site on a new tab when clicking on a link. Also my PC runs slow sometimes for about 5 minutes. I have Motherboard Monitor 5 running in my system tray and it tells me the percentage use of my CPU. When I said my PC runs slow sometimes for about 5 minutes, I can see the CPU is on 100%. I don't think this is due to mulitple programs running or high demand CPU processing programs because it can happen on a google home page when nothing else is running.
The othet thing I noticed this morning - when i logged in to windows XP, I saw my desktop image come up but nothing else. No icons or task bar. Just a mouse cursor which was alternating between busy and idle. I Ctrl-Alt-Delete 'd to shut down and a popup said something like 'Remote Desktop is about to shut down. Etc etc'. That's why I think it was an attempted or successful hijack.
Although I couldn't run DDS, I did run gmer though, so I have attached the ark file and the malwarebytes scan report.
If there is anything else you need please let me know.
Many thanks for your help.