Posted 21 July 2010 - 05:35 AM
Hey everyone, what's up
A few days ago, I somehow got infected by Antivir Solutions Pro. I haven't the SLIGHTEST idea how this happened. Anyway, I googled the problem, and I was advised to download something called "iexplore" on another computer and then run it on mine--unfortunately, the PC at my dorm wouldn't let me do anything, so I had to stick with my laptop. Anyway, I googled some more and ended up downloading Spyware Doctor, which said it removed the virus (I think I did this both in "safe mode with networking" and in normal mode). My laptop was still buggy though, but serial spybot, SVG, and SD scans showed nothing. I then system-restored twice, and now I think I've killed most of the infection; my laptop's no longer buggy (well, at least not MORE buggy than vista usually is), I can download things freely...but there's something a bit off: every now and then, whenever I try to open a link, firefox'll take me to some bogus website instead. For some reason, this stops whenever I open the link in a new tab/window. I also just completed an ad-aware scan, but it didn't really do much.
I'm thinking the best course of action is to manually delete whatever's left, no? Can anyone help me with that? Or should I rescan in safe mode? I'm using vista sp1 (which i haven't updated in a while because of errors), firefox, spybot, and avg (I've since removed spyware doctor).
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