Posted 29 June 2011 - 05:36 PM
Okay. I've had a bit of trouble for about a week. First I noticed that my google searches kept redirecting to different sites. And then I noticed my browser was running entirely too slow. I tried pulling up the Task Manager to see what was going on but I kept getting an error message upon a black screen saying that Task Manager failed to boot up or something. At this point I was very aware that I had something on my computer and phoned a friend who said to download Malwarebytes and use it.
I did just that. Took care of the Task Manager problem. I decided to run an AVG scan. Full scan waited for 3 hours and came back with nothing. I use Google Chrome as my browser and hopped back on but was still experiencing the same problem. So I searched around and find a Youtube video demonstrating Malwarebytes, Hitman Pro and ComboFix. I downloaded/ran Hitman Pro and was shown a "possible TDSS/Alureon/variant" message across the top of the scan and something about hidden drivers. I was still convinced that the problem was present but I had read the warnings about ComboFix and how it was to be used only by pros. I googled ComboFix and after some browsing came across a forum post of the Admin Gringo helping someone get rid of a problem that seemed very similar to mine. So this is me giving it a shot.
Since I found out I was infected I've been operating in Safe mode with Networking support fairly often so i dont get slowed down too much. Hope that is a good thing. My OS is Windows Vista Basic and I'm on a Toshiba computer.(Satellite L335-S7915) I use Google Chrome as my default browser. Websites that I frequent are Facebook, Solecollector, Niketalk, ebay, Amazon, Filetram, narutospot, anime44, cashcrate, xvideos, and redtube. (Not very proud of the last two.) Recently I've downloaded extensively from filetram and Im thinking thats where I might have gotten the problem from.