The situation started Thursday evening. I started up an application (World of Tanks) and noticed that things were running VERY slow. I opened Task Manager and saw that one svchost was eating up a large amount of memory (500k+). I ended the process and shut down the PC. Upon rebooting, I got a BSOD about two minutes afterwards, which flashed up too quickly for me to read what it was saying, and then my machine immediately restarted. Wash, rinse, repeat.
I restarted in safe mode and ran several scans with Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware and Avast!. Each one saw different infections, which I quarantined and deleted. I restarted (as recommended by Avast to finish deleting the infected files) and things seemed OK. I opened firefox and noticed that all my searches were being redirected. A few more scans found infected files in Java. Just when all seemed fixed this morning, I got the BSOD again.
Currently, I'm posting this message with my laptop and backing up my files from the infected desktop machine. As soon as those are safe, I'll run through the processes recommended on the prep guide and post my logs.
Any other suggestions?
Edited by hamluis, 12 June 2011 - 11:02 AM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected.