In the last 2 or 3 days, my laptop seems to have picked up a string of malware. I'll spare you the minor problems that AVG and Spybot removed instantly. The big issue I'm having is similar to this guys' post http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic357256.html.
I searched on google for a solution, and someone suggested Combofix. I was about to run it on my computer (I'm desperate and short on time at this point), but decided to ask here first.
-an EeePC 1000HE
-Windows XP Home Edition SP3
-when I click on a link in Google's search results, it redirects me to an unrelated page or spam site with auto generated content
-after running Spybot and AVG (which both removed a few files) Google Chrome browser simply stopped working; now every page it tries to load is 404
While I'm waiting for a reply I'll probably continue trying to fix the problem myself. There are a lot of malware programs I have yet to run.
Thanks in advance for any reply.