My girlfriends laptop has apparently had issues with redirection from google and I thought nothing of it at first; simply just running MBAM and checking for things. Obviously nothing was found and nothing was done. Up until recently its been fine and there have not been any issues, until yesterday. She got infected with the Security Protection virus thingie, I followed standard procedure: safe mode, fixncr, MBAM, boom done. Once I reverted it all back to normal, I started looking up how to fix the redirection issue. I found TDSSkiller and fixTDSS assuming it'd find the problem and fix it for good. No dice..
After more messing around with different programs such as MSE, I managed to find some files that were infected after doing a whole scan and got rid of them. Since I had a feeling they weren't exactly what I was looking for, I didn't think much of it. And as I thought, after the scan and putting MSE on silent scan or w/e its called, it kept finding the same exact infected files. I had gone to restart the computer after updating MSE and scanning etc, and thats when bleep crashed on me: "Windows has failed to start." I used a recovery point that was 4 hours previous to all of my messing around (our computers never get infected with things so we dont back things up, such a bad idea, i know) and I managed to get it back into a state I could try fixing it again.
I've done everything short of a bootdisk and format. I just can't seem to find the true culprit behind this stupid infection. I need assistance ;-;
Edited by Dys, 23 August 2011 - 11:51 AM.