I normally use firefox for web browsing, but today decided to open a youtube video with IE V7.0.5730.11 (outdated I know). I downloaded 1 video and was surprised by the short time it took (a 9 minute video took only about 10 seconds - first time this happens). When I opened the video, I noticed it had downloaded an advert instead (some shampoo ad, I think) and the IE browser went blank while I received a warning window stating that "windows Antivirus 2012 had detected" something and was going to run a series of high speed scans. I did not click "OK" as I knew that this was some deceiving malware message.
I looked up "windows antivirus 2012" (through firefox) and came up with links to this website and to the combofix tool. I downloaded and installed the tool, allowed it to install windows recovery console, let it run the scans and produced the report I'm attaching below.
I let the scanning process run while I was not in front of the computer, as I am at work and had some other stuff to do other than fixing my laptop. When I returned about 20 minutes later, the scan had ended and the report was displayed automatically.
I run avast antivirus and performed a quick scan before installing combofix. The scan detected an infected file with the path C:\program files\daemon tools searchbar\search.cab. The AV report states: "threat:win32:adware-GZ[Adw]".
I just need to know if combofix was able to remove any malware and/or repair any problems it may have found.
Edited by Orange Blossom, 11 May 2012 - 11:31 PM.
Moved to log forum. ~ OB