Posted 07 December 2011 - 03:16 PM
Okay, where to begin? My system is infected with a seemingly invincible trojan/rootkit/virus. My symptoms include:
My browser is hijacked to that whenever I use any searches the links are hijacked and I'm sent to different pages.
iexplore.exe is consistently running and taking up huge amounts of memory despite Internet Explorer not running.
Initially started with a bad link that gave me the "your computer is infected buy our shady product to fix it" along with a million popups that are typical of an infection.
Now, this is where I think it gets tricky. I'm not a computer novice or anything and I have run the following to attempt to clean my system: Malawarebytes, Norton 360 6 beta antivirus, Norton Power Eraser, AVG rootkit, AVG antivirus, and Spyware Doctor. I've tried them all in normal, safe mode, and safe mode with networking and NONE OF THEM ARE DETECTING THE MAIN PROBLEM and only detecting stuff thats coming from this infection. I've also gone into my host/driver settings to make sure no additional sites have been added and made sure that whatever it is isn't messing with my proxy settings.
I'm at a real loss as to what else I can do. Why isn't this thing detectable? It's clearly there.
Also, the only way I can get the redirecting to stop is to go maximum security and disable all activeX controls but then nothing works. It also started causing Microsoft Silverlight to crash in all of my browers when trying to view NetFlix.
SOS Please help!