Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:01 AM
About three weeks ago my desktop (Windows XP Home w/SP3) became infected with SMART HDD. Using the guide here, I was able to get everything running normally, or so I thought. Since then, I have had trouble getting to certain web sites, from one XP account only (there are five accounts on this computer). Because there was a workaround (simply use one of the other accounts), I didn't deal with it, but now it's become a real pain.
Here's what happens: when I click on certain links or enter certain URLs, Internet Explorer will appear to be going to the new site for a second, but the page will not change. This happens consistently with the same web sites: some I know will work and some I know will not work. I've run my anti-virus scan several times (Avira Free Antivirus), as well as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Super AntiSpyware, all without result.
The computer is used by the family with one XP account for each of four family members, plus a guest account. The account with the problem is what I would call the "main" account, which was used to eliminate the SMART HDD virus.
What's going on, and how do I fix it?