Security installed -McAfee
Hello, everyone, just yesterday I was foolish enough to click on and install a false Adobe Flash Player Update; it looked just like the real thing, so I went ahead and installed it. Ever since then, my browsers (Opera, Chrome, and Firefox) have been functioning at an abysmally slow speed and redirecting to mainly delivery.jemapcv, applesnewinvasion.in, and dislike.cm, as well as a few other German IP addresses. I suspect it is a rootkit of some sort. Last night, I ran a McAfee scan in safe mode with networking when it was much too late (I didn't have real-time malware scanning on while updating, unfortunately) and it detected nothing. I also attempted to delete the Flash player from my installed programs in control panel; it was successful, but shortly after, another fake update began installing itself, and I hit cancel and powered off the computer immediately. Since then, I have found these forums using another laptop and kept the infected one unplugged with no battery. I have not yet run into other symptoms of most redirect rootkits, but I have not been able to update McAfee or turn on realtime scanning since. Until I do anything else, I decided to come here and stick with the advice of the pros.
Also, what would be the best way to install the recommended programs if my downloads on the other computer are redirected? DVD or Flashdrive?
Thanks in advance! If you need any more information, let me know.
Edited by CommanderButter, 05 July 2012 - 12:39 PM.