Posted 11 March 2011 - 12:13 PM
I would be able to get to the pages I was trying to, but across the top of firefox, it would offer suggestions for what I was typing. Once I was where I wanted to be, after a delay, it would redirect me to an add where I would have the option to "skip this ad". All that did was made it more angry.
I also noticed that my Windows Security Center was off. Looking at services, it was disabled. Every time I re-enabled it and started it, after a short delay, it would disable itself.
I did a scan using malwarebytes, and it found Adware.Agent, Malware.Trace, Trojan.Downloader, ADware,AdRotator, Trojan.Agent, Adware.Agent, Adware.AdRotator.
Rebooted, still having same problems.
I found other similar posts which indicate to run combofix. (And I know we're not supposed to do this, but I needed this computer to work today). Ran combofix, rebooted, and security center problem fixed, but still was having same problem with Mozilla.
So, I went into the Add/Remove programs area because of another post to remove all javas and install new. I found a strange entry "contextual tool yourprofitclub". Removed it, rebooted, and all fine now.
I'm not sure how this tool installed itself unless it took advantage of the older java version left behind.