Good morning, Folks. Here's the latest: no, the programs don't show up in the start menu. There was a restore point that listed the uninstallation of the Bible program, but nothing on Spyware Blaster.
Now, other problems: my laptop and my husband's laptop are connected to our business network via a router - there are three desktops that we use in our business that are hardwired. This morning I ran scans on the main office computer because all the computers are running PAINFULLY SLOW. AVG discovered 2 rootkits on the machine but won't heal or remove them. I have no idea what to do about rootkits, but I understand they can be really bad news.
Anyway, could rootkits have caused the uninstallations and the google 'robot' problem on my personal laptop? If so, can you help? Also, I'm wondering if rootkits that attacked one computer on the network have subsequently attacked all 5 computers?
We are a small business just started out in January and just can't afford a computer guy to come in and fix these 5 machines. We are a consignment and auction business and our next auction is tomorrow night. We need all three hardwired computers just to run the auction. All three are as slow as Christmas, especially when running AuctionFlex, the software we use to run the auction.
I'm running Malwarebytes on the secondary office computer now. However, it did not detect the rootkit on the main machine - AVG did, but wouldn't heal or remove it.
I'm hoping to be able to get through tomorrow night's auction with the business machines running this way. But my personal laptop can be altered today if anyone has any suggestions.
Thanks so very much!
P.S. Does Microsoft Security Essentials search for rootkits - if so, does it remove them? This laptop is the first machine I've ever had with MSS and so I don't know anything about it and the interface isn't very revealing either.
Edited by HomesickInTexas, 12 May 2011 - 11:28 AM.