I was online using google chrome today when out of nowhere, after clicking on a search result, a weird message showed up. It took me to this screen that was saying my computer had been infected, and gave me numerous malware removal tools to install. The one I chose, Major Defense Kit, has identified the problem, but won't tell me unless I fork over $65. I'm a college student, man!
I've lurked here for a few months, so I know the drill of installing HijackThis and Malwarebytes. Unfortunately, I can't connect to Chrome, Firefox, or even load my dang task manager.
I'm typing this on my clean netbook, and I was able to port over HijackThis with a thumb drive and make a log. However, that took a couple of minutes for that to work as well.
It said that the program was denied access to the hosts file. I ran as an administrator and that fixed the problem, but I don't think it's normal to be denied access to your own hosts file.
I've posted DDR and GMER files. HijackThis won't allow me to access the host files, so they're essentially worthless.
I did everything I was told to (after re-reading, sorry), but it seems GMER was still picking up OneNote software as a rootkit for some reason. even after I disabled with Defogger.
Please help, wonderful community!
Edited by hornedfrogs45, 12 September 2010 - 01:44 PM.