Win7 x64, chrome, firefox, IE8. It started in Chrome>firefox> lastly it took out IE> then windows tools, control panel items and such.
OK, on the 21st, 2 days ago, I updated my graphics driver and then i think chrome installed an update as well. A few hours later my pc BSOD'd, this system never BSOD's, especially from a browser! The cause appeared to be chrome, but after the crash all browsers quickly began to fail, by fail i mean they failed to even open a process when executed. Until that failure point they were randomly opening new tabs/windows on their own with increasing frequency
I promptly ran scans, Trendmicro AV found and removed 6 objects, eset removed 3, Ad-aware 3, spybot 0, super antispyware 6, Malwarebytes 6. They all found and removed something, all scans come up clean after the initial removal but the infection persisted.
I attempted to clean this till i basically broke windows, did a system restore and all is working even the "infection" although its benign and is mostly an annoyance i have no doubt it will grow into the malicious beast it just was.
I'm not even sure if I'm in the right section for this, i apologize if not, or if i should even post any logs or what logs if any yet. Been going at it blind and after reading I'm hesitant to try similar remedies w/o knowing its the right thing to do. Again any guidance is greatly appreciated.
Edited by Slakerking, 23 October 2010 - 08:10 PM.