About 5-6 days ago my Acer laptop begain acting a bit weird before I realized I had one of those dreaded fake antispyware programs. It was called Antimalware Doctor, and it really drove me nuts. I couldn't open/run ANYTHING without being in safe mode, and even then I got the blue screen of death countless times. I finally managed to get my com to work long enough to run my programs, AVG, Malwarebytes and Spyware Doctor. It seemed to do the trick, at first, but I continued to have crashes, webpage redirects(Especially through google), Blue Screens, and now Google Chrome doesn't load any pages whatsoever, it just opens and sits there.
I finally through my hands up and popped in my factory restoration cd. Unfortunately it didn't work. I tried reading up on the fake program, even followed the instructions to manually uninstall, but I couldn't find a single file mentioned in the instructions. Yesterday someone through Yahoo! Answers told me to try ComboFix, linking me to this site, and said it was something called a rootkit(I'm a tad bit computer-retarded). I also read that this ComboFix would usually delete the rootkits on the first run even without me doing anything, so I happily uninstalled AVG 2011, and disabled any other programs that would interfere, and ran it. I'm still getting some odd things however, Chrome still won't work, windows error messages pop up saying things have stopped working and has crashed, Spyware Doctor says it's smart updates won't work(may be unrelated?) and I get the occasional redirect.
So anyway, I hope someone can help. I also hope I described my problem enough, and posted in the correct place(I'm new). If needed I can post the ComboFix.txt.
Thanks in advance guys ^^
Edited by hamluis, 30 April 2011 - 11:33 AM.
Moved from Vista to Am I Infected.