Well, I got the google redirect malware. I have seen it called multiple things, but it redirects your google search result to an add page. I normally use Microsoft Security Essentials but after using it to scan, it did not find anything. After a bit of research, I tried to use Malwarebytes. I installed it to C:\Malware because some people said that it would fail if installed to the default directory. While it was scanning it found 8 or 9 pieces of malware but then went into Blue Screen before it could finish. I tried again and the same thing happened. I talked with a quite experienced computer friend and he suggested to use ComboFix. I downloaded it to the desktop and followed the instructions from your tutorial here. I disabled the real time protection from Microsoft Security Essentials and even deleted its process with Task Manager, but ComboFix said it was still running. This may have been stupid, but I continued anyway. I then went to bed. When I woke up the computer was shut down. There was no .txt document in C:\ so I know that it did not finish. I suspect that it went into blue screen again and shut down. Now my computer has some appearances changed, but otherwise appears to be functional.
Is this change purely cosmetic or is it showing other underlying problems that ComboFix caused? Should I try to restore to before ComboFix ran and if so how? Are these BSoD errors because of the malware, anti-malware programs or neither? And finally, what would be my next step in removing the Google Redirect malware?
Or is my computer just too screwed up and its worth taking it too a shop??
I really appreciate any help that you can give me. Thank You.
Edited by alexthegreat00, 19 June 2011 - 02:29 PM.