Tried to Google MSE and open various links from www.microsoft.com, but all were redirected.
Downloaded MalwareBytes on a 2nd, uninfected computer, carried that to the infected machine and tried to install it. Got the classic "What program do you want to use to open this file with?" problem. Searched Google on the uninfected machine, found a registry edit to solve the "can't launch .exe files" problem, and successfully ran MalwareBytes. It found some problems, I asked it to repair them, and crossed my fingers that everything would be okay.
Unfortunately, it's not. I have noticed the following problems so far:
- Firefox is still being redirected.
- IE doesn't seem to be getting redirected, but the Windows Update site does not respond correctly. It asks if I want to turn on Automatic Windows Updates, even though if I go to Control Panel > System > Austomatic Updates, "Automatic" is checked.
- When I go to the Windows Update page and try to "Upgrade to Microsoft Update", the install fails with error 0x8007024
I was eventually able to install MSE and run a Quick Scan, but it did not resolve the issues. I tried to run the Kaspersky Online Scanner v7 (in both Firefox and IE), but it failed with the error "License has expired".
Could someone please help me stamp out these last malware remnants?