Posted 07 December 2010 - 11:15 AM
A few days ago my computer apparently got hit by the redirect virus (not just in Google). I think a part of the virus must be pop-ups. I get pop-ups giving a list of about 4 sites and then I also get the standard internet explorer pop-up - the one that says it has encountered a problem and needs to shut down. It never shuts down anything. I think another side effect of the virus has been the inability to read my yahoo email on this computer.
I'm using Internet Explorer 7. Within the last few days, I have tried to go back to a restore point. Not all the problems were fixed so I also downloaded and ran Malwarebytes, Spybot, Hitman Pro, and Ad-Aware. Malwarebytes and Spybot found things and removed/corrected them: infected registry keys (Adware.MyWebSearch, Adware.180Solutions, Rogue.AntivirSolutionPro); registry values; registry data (AntiVirusDisableNotify and FirewallDisableNotify both Bad(1) Good (0)); files (backdoor.bot, trojan.fakealert, trojan.VB) - just to name a few. Hitman found a cookie. Ad-Aware found nothing. I've also cleaned out my internet temp files, cookies, and history. I know I had a tssd file in my start-up originally (folder "phkmwgfd" with file "msrybuvtssd"). I'd like to run the TDSS killer procedure that I see in many posts on this site - but I was wondering if someone could review the results once I do it. This will be the 4th day I've been working to correct this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.