Posted 26 July 2011 - 02:10 PM
Recently my computer got infected with some virus calling itself "Windows 7 Fix", and thanks to the awesome guides on this site I was able to fight it off. However, there are still some lingering problems. I don't know if they're caused by the same program, or if a bunch of different things decided to attack at once.
Those problems are:
・There are always two instances of Internet Explorer running. I can't see them anywhere except for Task Manager. When I end them there, they'll just spawn again. On rare occasions, they'll appear in windows with some random web page (for example, today it appeared with a Twitter search for the hashtag "sustainable".)
・Clicking any link on Google will redirect me to some dodgy page, all of which seem to have a green globe as their icon. The URL which I get sent to differs every day. I'm still able to get to the page I want, but only through quick reflexes- when the desired URL appears in my address bar, I have to press "enter" before it is replaced by one of these villainous sites.
・My desktop is still black (although, since I'm using Windows 7 Starter, I actually prefer it to the dreary default wallpaper..)
Neither McAfee nor MalwareBytes can detect whatever the cause of these things might be, and there may also be other problems I haven't noticed yet.
I'd be really appreciative of any help you could give me.
Thanks in advance,