I updated Firefox a couple of days ago, and I failed to notice that Noscript didn't carry over to the new version automatically. Within a few minutes I had a lovely piece of scareware called Open Cloud AV installed without my knowledge or consent onto my laptop, which caused the usual pop-ups, fake BSODs, fake reboots, etc. I downloaded and ran Malwarebytes, and deleted Open Cloud's icons manually, as they were left behind by the quarantine/deletion. The pop-ups have gone away, but there's a lingering problem: The CPU keeps maxing out for no apparent reason. Malwarebytes' tooltip balloon keeps telling me that it's blocking access to a potentially malicious website, which is almost always being accessed by Ping.exe. I halted Ping.exe in Task Manager, but scans are coming up negative for any trojans or viruses, aside from the initial Malwarebytes scan, of course. I've run Lavasoft's Ad-Aware and TDSSKiller, and both indicate no threats. I'm running out of solutions and I am WAY out of my element on this one. Help would be GREATLY appreciated!
I'm using Windows 7, btw. Further information can be provided on request, as long as I can get at it.
I'm also not entirely sure how to obtain a log to post, and I didn't see a tutorial on that anyplace. Thanks in advance!
EDIT: Also, whenever I restore a prior Firefox session, a new tab appears with an advertisement, though I don't get any of these unwanted tabs through normal browsing.
Edited by Spektek, 05 October 2011 - 07:11 PM.