That aside, I previously diagnosed that the pc was infected with the Google Redirect Virus and took steps to eliminate that using TDSSKILLER. Not being satisfied that it was entirely cleaned up or restored I read some forums and found steps to run GOOREDFIX and some other tools to help clean up the virus including combofix which I was not familiar with and admit in my haste I did not educate myself enough about.
So! Here is a list of the tools I used, in the order in which they were run:
COMBOFIX (found no recovery console installed)
I ran these tools as described in a forum and I am not sure which one at this point but if it is helpful I can try to find it and post it later. I have log files for the following: HJT, GOOREDFIX, & COMBOFIX. Please let me know if I should post any or all of these and any other information that would be helpful.
Thanks in advance for your help and my apologies for being a dunderhead!
Edited by Budapest, 14 February 2011 - 11:46 PM.
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