Hopefully I am posting this in the right place. Over the last few days I have been noticing my laptop acting strangely. At first it was taking longer to boot than normal. Then while browsing the internet I kept getting redirected when clicking on Google search results. Yesterday while using the internet a strange message popped up on the desktop saying a program had a message, thought it was strange and like an idiot I clicked it. Immediately upon doing so the screen flashed and another box popped up saying something about the disk being damaged.
I really had no time to react because the computer rebooted almost immediately. When it restarted I booted in safe mode which worked fine. I downloaded MBAM and proceeded with a complete system scan. MBAM found a whole list of different threats which I then quarantined and/or removed. After that I checked my startup programs and removed a few from the list which are not critical. As of today my startup time is IMO way too slow, five to six minutes if I am lucky. Also keep getting pop up messages from MBAM saying it is blocking access to malicious websites with numerous different IP's on different ports all referencing process svchost.exe. Computer is running very slow also with CPU usage at times being 100% and svchost.exe being the worst offender.
I would very much appreciate any help as this laptop is my sole work machine and I cannot continue to operate in this manner.
Forgot to add:
Computer is a HP DV9000 running 32 bit Windows Vista
Edited by AllYourBase, 13 December 2011 - 05:43 PM.