Posted 14 February 2012 - 01:23 PM
I'm brand new on the bleepingcomputer site. I have a problem, but first some background.
I'm a search engine evaluator, so I see a lot of sites, some of which are not reliable and full of junk (spyware, adware,etc.). I have Windows 7 and my security is Micro Trend.
On Friday night while working, my laptop was taken over by what I thought was w32/worm blaster. I did some research and from what's out there, because I'm running Windows 7, I can't have that.
I ran spyhunter and found out it was something called rogue.security shield. Spyhunter found it for me, but because I can't drop the $30 - $40 for it, I had to see about another way to get rid of it. I ran SuperAntiSpyware and it found the same rogue and I thought it eliminated it and moved on.
I ran MalwareBytes also.
I think I still have a problem with the rogue and on top of that, I think I have a problem with the search milk virus/trojan.
I get onto google, run a search and that works. When I try to select a link, I'm automatically sent to a complete spam/scam site, courtesy of search milk.
I tried re-running Malware and SuperAntiSpy and they find nothing.
Now I try to get onto google and I'm told by google that I can't and I need to enter a word into a captiva box to get online and when I do, it produces another captiva box. A complete runaround or a new virus??
I'm losing my mind over this.
Any help would be huge and greatly appreciated.
If this post is in the wrong spot, I'm sorry.
Also, certain folders are locked - my music, my videos, and my pictures are locked. I've tried owning them, unlocking them - nothing! Help!
Thanks so much.