Some time later I noticed some google redirects and some general slowness on the machine. I decided i needed to start paying attention to my security stuff better did some googling and decided to go with MSE and a fresh copy of Malwarebytes together. The fresh copy of malwarebytes started picking up some rootkits which it couldn't clean. As soon as I installed MSE the computer basically went nuts and started restarting every minute or so. I system restored back to some point between the original clean up and the current problem. I again downloaded MSE and it contiued finding rootkits this time it was also finding sirefef.aa (I will also say I did experience the fake adobe update during this process which i have read is associated with sirefef). I uninstalled McAfee again and the sirefef findings stopped. At this point MSE was able to run scans and was finding the Alureon trojan.
I googled around on that virus a bit and found that windows offline boot defender might work. I burned into onto a CD ran the full scan of the CD and restarted. It did not fix the issue as I just got a redirect and MSE/Malwarebytes are still finding trojans they can't clean. I read about combofix and was thinking about giving that a try before I have to totally reformat (to get my computer back to where I can work on it will cost an incredible amount of time that would be a huge inconvenience at the moment).
The above issues may all be related and may not be, I figured I would give the whole history for this machine. I would appreciate any help and I realize this/these infections are my fault for being very lazy about my virus protection. I think I have become a lot more educated about the current state of net security and regardless of whether I am able to clean this up, these forums have provided a lot of helpful advice. Thanks.
Edit: this was posted from a laptop that I don't believe has any infections. The machine in question is right next to me and is off.
Edited by Minlas, 09 August 2012 - 06:23 PM.