Around two days ago, I had gotten off of school, was surfing the net,
Now given that I have dealt with viruses before in the past, I knew instantly that something was up. So after I rebooted my computer again to be met with the same results, since I was kind of in denial that this was happening to me (a.k.a wigging out,) I ran my computer into safe mode with networking and decided to download malwarebytes onto my computer, since it helped me before when I had another type of virus, I can't remember the exact name at the moment though. The reason why malwarebytes wasn't on my computer at the time of being infected is because, upon getting on my computer, my dad deleted it and installed Norton instead, since my deal with McAfee had run its course. Anyways, I did the whole "full scan" thing numerous times, malwarebytes found some things, and then I deleted and quarantined them, as you're apparently supposed to do. After this, I realized that I had, yet again, caught the google redirect virus via the fact that I had gotten the windows recovery xp virus. Last time I had the said virus, I had to download the tdsskiller and have it scan my computer so that I could safely use my search engines again.
This is where the real problem starts. Upon downloading the tdsskiller and thinking that everything was going to be fine, I was shocked to discover that I was unable to open the application. I tried to download it again and again, and also rename it as a ".com" ending, but it did not work. After that, I tried to work with some other programs reccomended in an article by Donna Buenaventura of brighthub.com, specifically;
Win32/Olmarik, which didn't work via the fact that it "couldn't find the program" or the driver it was looking for.
TDSSKiller, which was discussed above.
Blacklight by F-Secure, which didn't find anything wrong with my pc at all.
And also the ESET Online Scanner, which found ten infected files that were all connected to Java, which I un-installed after which. After this, I thought that things would potentially be fine, but as it turns out, since I am obviously here, I still have the google redirect virus. I also still seem to have the windows xp recovery virus since, even though I can now see all of my icons on my desktop and access my task manager, the "windows xp recovery" icon is still on my desktop and in my computer. And given that I am quite a delusional person, who thinks the worst, I am afraid to click "uninstall," since I fear that it may give me another virus. Also, when I go into "my programs" and click over on certain programs, like "games" or "Photoscape," it states that the area is "empty."
Overall, I need a lot of help. I apologize if I rambled too much, but I tried to go through every bit of information that I could give. I will wait as long as needed to be answered.
Edit: Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that after I un-installed Java, my pc randomly restarted itself twice in a row. It's been fine for a bit now, about two hours, but I thought that was note worthy. And I believe I am using Windows XP Home. Also, I have ran unhide.exe.
Edited by Andrew, 21 May 2011 - 04:11 AM.
Mod Edit: Moved From XP to AII - AA