Posted 19 January 2012 - 03:46 PM
I'm hoping someone can help me.
My PC (running Windows 7) was infected on new year's day. I began getting numerous delayed write failed and numerous hard disk failure messages, my desktop background disappeared and all my files and icons were hidden. McAfee picked up a virus, but it wouldn't let me remove it. In the end, I got a professional to look at it, and he thought he'd removed the virus (using Combofix and HijackThis, as far as I can see), but he discovered that all browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari - I'm a web designer so have them all installed) were still infected and were redirecting to dodgy sites on start up. He thought he'd fixed it and returned the PC to me.
All seemed fine until a couple of days later when I used Google on IE and realised that, when I clicked on a link, it was momentarily redirecting to strange websites. This became more frequent, so that it was actually redirecting to these sites and now my browsers either won't start at all or start up and then Windows will error.
From what I've read, I think it might be a rootkit/TDSS virus. McAfee is not picking anything up, and I have tried using Malwarebytes, but it also didn't pick up anything either.
Can anyone help me or suggest a program that might be able to get rid of it?
Many thanks in advance.