It all started one night when I noticed a "rundll32.exe" process running when it wasn't supposed to. So, I just ignored it. Then the next night, right before heading off to bed, a Google search result of mine got redirected. I clicked the stop loading button before the page came up, but as soon as that happened my adobe updater popped up with an update, then seconds later Symantec Endpoint Protection came up with a message saying it detected "Trojan.Pidief". It didn't give me the type, just that name. So, I deleted the update and installed the real update for Adobe Reader. After I deleted the update, it said that the threat was erased, but it came back after restarting. Now I noticed that antivirus-related google search results are being redirected on occasion, and it's bugging me. I tried Malwarebytes at first and it erased a few trojans, but two seemed to remain after a Symantec update: Trojan.Pidief, and Bloodhound.MalPE. Seems like they were residing in the system restore files according to Symantec.
So, I disabled System Restore and restarted to purge the files, supposedly deleting them. Also, I reformatted my flash drive but no avail. TDSS killer found nothing and GMER found inert rootkit data. I am afraid to try Combofix.
Either way, my symptoms aren't nearly as bad as other cases. I've had no random music, no pop-ups, no slow computer, and no constant redirects. Just the occasional antivirus-related ones. So, any ideas?
Oh, and I noticed that the :google search suggestions" menu doesn't show up under the search box much anymore.
Also, I can post any logs you need when I arrive home from school.
- Thank you
Edited by Whimsicott, 16 May 2011 - 10:55 AM.