I am running Windows Vista Home Premium on a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop.
The virus I have is this: http://www.threatexpert.com/report.aspx?md5=11028c6a84a967070cb1286550f2058f
I previously had Symantec antivirus, which may have been out of date, as it was identifying the problem as Trojan.Zeroaccess!inf, but wasn't doing anything about it. I managed to replace Symantec with Sophos, which recognized Troj/ZAccess-AH after I ran a full system scan and quarantined it.
My continuing problem is this: when I use my laptop with the wireless antenna turned off (this is my only internet connection), all is well. However, only a few minutes after I turn the antenna on (regardless of whether or not I open a web browser), I get a notice from my Sophos that it has found and quarantined Troj/ZAccess-AH. So there must be something dormant on my computer that activates the virus once it has an internet connection, right? I have deleted all cookies and temporary internet files, but the problem persists.
Before my Sophos scan, the virus would freeze my computer after a few minutes of internet use. Now it doesn't do that. The only recognizable symptom I see so far is that when I click on any result in a Google search, I am redirected to advertising pages. I can navigate the web by typing in specific addresses, or using my bookmarks, so it is only when clicking on a link that the issue shows up.
My worry is that there is other stuff going on that I may not recognize or be aware of. Please let me know how I can get rid of this virus entirely.
Thank you.Edit: Moved topic from Vista to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal