EDIT: Oh, the first thing I did, was uninstall what I thought was the virus-causing program and then did a system restore for one week prior. This did not help with the virus at all.
Other symptoms are that when I click on my search results they are sometimes redirected to bogus pages (multiple search engines, at least bing and google). I would say, other than my computer not working in regular mode, this is the only symptom.
The first thing I noticed (after my best guess of when infection began) was that a Microsoft file called ctfmon.exe was running, so I did some research and found that this file can be infected, so I took care of deleting that from my PC as well as the registry (because I never use it anyway). So that is no longer running, but that did not take care of the problem, the virus still persists. I have run Trend Micro House Call as well as Spybot, and neither took care of the issue. When I try to install Norton, the installer opens and closes repeatedly - I don't know if this is a symptom of the virus, or because I am in safe mode.
Does anyone have any idea what I can do next to identify/get rid of this virus/trojan? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'd really like to get my computer up and running again. Thank you! ~Eric
Edited by Resuin, 23 March 2011 - 10:15 AM.