This paragraph may be unimportant:
I installed 'Spyware doctor' for the 1st time, which required me to uninstall AVG, so I did... and learned that the program wasn't free. Thats when I uninstalled it and got the other programs (Malwarebytes, Hijackthis, and Superantispyware), and then when the virus didnt fix with any of those, I reinstalled AVG only to find that something was conflicting, and accidentally let it quarantine an important file (something along the lines of NT.dll) - which caused windows.explorer to fail upon startup (I would get an error message and just a pure black screen) - luckily the task manager worked still (so I could still run anything with a cmd prompt or 'new task'), and when I tried to run explorer.exe AVG would keep finding trojans (I think these were false-positives from my new conflicting anti-virus software) - so I restored the files I had deleted from AVG's vault and uninstalled AVG to remove the conflict, so now the windows.explorer problem is gone and my desktop is back to normal. In other words, I'm back at square one.
Where I'm at now:
I still have the redirect virus thing (obviously). Currently on my computer I have Malwarebytes, Hijackthis, and Superantispyware installed (but not AVG anymore due to conflicts). I am using Windows Vista 6.0 (Build 6002: Service Pack 2)
Its easy to test if I have the redirect virus, all I have to do is use IE8, goto google and search for something that I know will redirect, for example: malwarebytes. When I click on malwarebytes anti-malware in the google search (one of the first results) it loads for 5-10 seconds and then redirects to a random ad.
I'm glad to install any required programs and post logs - what should I do first? (I'd also like to know if I should get AVG back!?) Any help is appreciated.
Edited by Ako17, 18 January 2011 - 02:54 PM.