In a nutshell, 5 days ago, I had Trend Micro and Superantispyware free edition. Like an idiot, I wasn't paying attention and opened an attachment from a colleague that had a HIGH SPAM warning. After that, both Trend Micro and Superantisypare were wiped out. (My Trend Micro subscription expired 2 days after this.) I uninstalled and reinstalled Superantispyware and the icon disappeared from my computer.
BC instructed me to run a Security Check and MiniToolBox and that's it. I could NOT download Malewarebytes' Anti-Malware and GMER.
I followed the instructions for posting a new thread and was able to back up with the Colbain(SP) and save the Attach.txt file and the DDS.txt file. But they're on my computer, not this one.
I can Google a little bit but mostly I get pop ups, redirected pages to ads and their links, or "congratulations, you've won...." message boxes.
Today, I couldn't get on bleepingcomputer.com. and I tried no less than 20 times. Every single time I hit the link, it would redirect me to an ad page, or it couldn't find the server, or it would load and load and nothing would happen. I tried every BP link, not just the official web site. In fact, when I used any type of computer jargon, like "virus, redirect, etc." it ALWAYS redirects me to an ad page.
This probably isn't correct procedure, but would someone please help me by reading the 1st post that I made in the other forum I was in and maybe that cal help you understand my problems? (As you can see, I had problems with the most basic instructions. I am a complete novice and only know about these programs and this computer jargon b/c I am reiterating it from BC experts.)
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic421150.html/page__st__15__gopid__2431004#entry2431004 Moderator note. Member received initial assistance at that topic and was referred to this forum. ~ OB
Thank you very much. I could just throw my computer across the room, I'm so frustrated and feel violated. 5 days ago this problem was just annoying but now it seems as this virus or whatever it is is taking over my computer. -eileen
Edited by Orange Blossom, 05 October 2011 - 10:23 PM.