ComboFix started up and had me download the Recovery Console. I did. Then it appeared to start scanning except that ComboFix froze up and did nothing for hours. It stuck on the initial greeting saying the scan typically takes 10 minutes. No more information was displayed by ComboFix. The computer was not frozen.
After about 4 hours my patience ran out and I tried to close ComboFix. Wouldn't close. Tried Ctrl-Alt-Del and that wouldn't work. Finally rebooted the computer manually.
The computer boots up fine, I still have web browser redirects (as before) and I can't uninstall ComboFix which is in the C:\ directory. The ComboFix folder has the same icon as "My Computer" and when I click on it, I am routed to My Computer showing all the drives, but the address bar says C:\ComboFix. Did a virus do this?
I ran AVG Free 9.0, Malware Bytes, SuperAntiSpyware and none of them can find an infection. I have disconnected from the internet just to be safe.
I'm contemplating whether to buy a new hard drive, then copy all of my user files over. The current drive is 80% full as it is. What would you recommend at this point? If nothing else I could use help removing ComboFix.
Edited by Orange Blossom, 14 August 2010 - 11:31 PM.
Moved topic to log forum on helper's request. ~ OB