So with that computer toast, I began using the other one in the home and it began experiencing the same problems. IE couldn't connect and something was attempting to modify ctfmon.exe, which was stopped. Also Winpatrol detected a change in the file HOSTS (C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts). When I ran GMER it showed a .text file called '...' with no value. I have rejected the change but the window continues to pop up every 5-10 mins.
I ran a RootRepeal and it shows a file called 'mbr.sys' that's not visible with no type (?) located at c:DOCUME~1\name\LOCALS~1\Temp\mbr.sys, and another one in the same location called 'pxdyipow.sys' (also not visible) that I could find NO information on that particular file anywhere.
Any help I can get removing this thing (rootkit?)from my computer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to all.
Edited by gzgrrrl, 27 April 2012 - 08:46 PM.