Dell Studio XPS 1640
Intel Core2Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53 GHz
I use McAfee Total protection, I recently updated it, (about 1 month ago I think)
I keep almost nothing on my startup (save for the necessary applications of course) and have very few icons on my desktop.
For the past couple days I've been having trouble with my computer, it started randomly one day while I was watching a video on my computer (not streaming). The computer just froze up and I was unable to close any of the applications, and when I tried to open the task manager the screen would go black and I would receive an error message that said: "Failed: security application". After pressing OK it would send me back to my frozen desktop. I finally performed a manual shutdown and gave it a break, at the time I was under the impression that it just overheated and needed to cool down. The next day I started it up and after loading windows as soon as I tried to open ANY application I would encounter the same lockup. I could not close the windows and was forced to do another manual shutdown. I finally started up and ran it in safe mode and ran a Maleware Bytes scan, which found several trojans, I deleted these thinking they were the problem, I also ran a McAfee scan just to be safe and it found nothing. I tried running windows normally again to no avail, I went back into safe mode and downloaded Spybot - Search and Destroy and ran a scan, and as you might guess, it did nothing to solve my problem. I was experiencing the google redirect virus shortly before this happened and was struggling to get rid of it.
Thanks in advance for your help!
(I will run hijackthis and post a log shortly after posting this)
Hijackthis Log is attached
Edited by hamluis, 06 November 2010 - 08:12 PM.
Merged attachment with original post, moved from Internal Hardware to Malware Removal Logs ~ Hamluis.