Hi all, thanks for taking a look. I think I've contracted the same thing that many others here have. A few days ago I noticed that Firefox was popping up extra tabs for ads both on launch and when clicking links, but just assumed that the beta update had broken my adblocker again. I closed them and everything was fine. Yesterday I noticed the Open Cloud AV notification pop up and immediately started scanning with Kaspersky, Spybot, and MalwareBytes. All three found things to kill whenever I'd reboot (side note for anyone with the same problem: as soon as I rebooted, I was able to regain control of my computer by immediately opening up task manager and killing all randomly named processes, they would spawn continuously, but eventually I could close them all and Open Cloud would go away).
All of my files were marked as hidden, so I just let windows explorer see hidden files, and am currently running unhide.exe to restore start menu files. Currently Malwarebytes comes back clean after a reboot when using Quick Scan, but I know that I'm still infected because on reboot (and sometimes at other times) I have to go into the Show All Processes tab on task manager to kill Ping.exe, or else it eats up all of my cpu cycles and an enormous amount of ram. I suspected it was using me as a bot, but then I got a prerecorded call from my ISP today saying that they had detected a bot on my connection, so that pretty much seals it. I'm really hesitant to use my computer for anything else now in case this program has a keylogger, as well. Thanks for any advice you have.