I've been having trouble with my laptop over the last week and can usually solve any problems myself but I keep hitting dead ends with this one.
About a week ago my AVG anti virus gave me several warnings saying "threat detected" all of a sudden which it has done several times before, I closed all browsers and ran a scan which reported a list of viruses and a trojan. Using AVG I removed and healed these so i assumed problem over but this was not the case. There was a noticable difference in speed of internet explorer loading time and constant pop ups asking me to install animalware doctor, i recognized it as a scam and ignored everytime but i could not locate it on my laptop and AVG wasn't picking it up to heal it. I then searched around for the most effective/popular spyware/malware software. I installed Spybot Search and Destroy and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and then with both completed full scans and removed all traces of the infection. I then re-scanned using all three (AVG, Spybot S and D and Malwarebytes) and they reported that all was fine. However I still had a slower connection and windows kept popping up that it had blocked several attempts to alter my search settings when using google, and when I tried to open the results links they would take ages to load and when they finally did they redirected me to random website with text on saying the link has moved, click HERE to get to the webpage and false security pages with a CAPTCHA to " continue" to the webpage. With the anti-virus softwares unable to detect anything I'm worried what it could possibly be as I have previosly done online banking on my laptop as well as online purchasing and using my email account and I don't want these to be hacked.
I recently upgraded to Windows 7 and was even thinking it could be something to do with different security settings but i doubt this, I've read several other post's about Hijackthis but I don't really want to play around without knowing what I'm doing or following instructions from someone who does.
Hope to hear from you soon,
Edited by Pandy, 22 September 2010 - 04:39 PM.
Moved form Malware removal logs as no logs a re followed and the prep guide not followed ~Pandy