Since a few days I have some problems with my laptop computer. It seems that I cannot connect to the windows update server anymore, whenever I try I get the error: 80072EFE. I can't even find windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ in my internet browser. I tried to connect with a different computer on the same router and it works fine there. So something on my computer is blocking it because all other websites work fine.
One second thing I noticed is that when I'm browsing with firefox or with IE, sometimes a new tab will appear and will direct me to some odd website: one time it will be a (fake) virus scanner will all those scanning animations in the browser or it will direct me to http://nl.memoletter.com/searchx/?id=Malwa...8855&f=6661 or it will direct me to http://prkygczwuln/tre/SENA.exe (I see that java starts running) and many more with those strange addresses, some take ages to load, like if it's downloading something.
I also noticed that my internet has a lot of disconnects lately for just a few seconds.
I have been searching on the internet for a few days to figure it out, and I have already tried a lot of things. But the problem still remains. It seems that I could have a rootkit on my computer. So I scanned my computer with Hitman Pro 3.5 and it did confirmed that I have a TDL3 rootkit infection. I tried a few rootkit removers, but they couldn't find anything. My virus scanner can't solve the problem either (I have bitdefender). I have also tried Malwarebytes, Spyware Docter, SUPERAntiSpyware and CCleaner a few times, it does find something like Spyware.Agent and Trojan-Downloader.Murlo but it doesn't solve the problem.
I'm very frustrated right now as I cannot find a solution and there is definately something wrong. Could someone help me please? My thanks would be great.
PS: Last thing to mention, I'm posting this topic from a different computer because whenever I hit the 'Post New Topic' or the 'Preview Post' button, the browser tells me it can't find the webpage (does the virus/malware or whatever it is want to stop me finding help?).
Studio XPS 1640
Intel® Core2 Duo CPU P8600 @ 2,40 Ghz
4,00 GB RAM
Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bits
Edited by Dotchli, 26 July 2010 - 05:48 PM.