To combat this, I ran Malwarebytes and Spybot S&D. These alone did not fix anything. I tried restarting in Safe Mode and running those programs to no avail. I did some research and installed rkill. After running rkill and then Malwarebytes and Spybot, I started to get some results. After running rkill, full scan on Malwarebytes, and Spybot, ThinkPoint appeared to be removed. AntiMalware Doctor was still there, but I removed it by using the instructions on eHow.
It appeared to be over, but I still could not open Chrome. I ran Spybot and Malwarebytes (quick scan) again (with and without rkill) until they both turned out clean. And that's where I am now. At the moment, Chrome still does not work, when I open Firefox an ad tab opens, when I click on links (google and otherwise) I'm usually taken to an ad page, sometimes a phony window will open and "scan" My Computer folder for intrusions, and for some reason my taskbar changes every once in a while back to the 'classic' look.
I'm not sure what's going on here, but needless to say it's annoying. Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated!
Edited by hamluis, 19 October 2010 - 06:29 PM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected forum ~ Hamluis.