Posted 02 November 2010 - 08:38 PM
The problem is with my wife's computer, basically an older sempron running WinXP Pro SP2 at the time of infection, but which has now been updated to SP3 as part of my attempt to clean it. She recently has had a client from mainland China for the first time, and probably opened an email attachment in Outlook Express to initiate the infection. My efforts up to this point have been to run Malware Bytes, Spybot Search and Destroy, and SuperAntiSpyware. Many things were detected, and removed supposedly, and there are probably log files from these efforts if they are of interest. The main symptom from the beginning, which is still occurring, is when a link is clicked, say off of a Google search, the browser goes somewhere else instead. Mostly they are just advertisement pages for various things, often phony anti-malware products. Once it was a porn site.
In case it is an item of curiosity, I have *not* run Hijack This, or Combofix, or anything else I imagined to like them, and so, with regret I have no log to post. ;]
I appreciate any help that anyone in the forum can offer.
the hasty terrapin