About a week ago I noticed my google results were being redirected to other websites (click.findsearchresults.com, etc). I did some research and found out I likely had a redirect virus on my computer. I ran malwarebytes, spybot, and ESET to try and find any suspicious files. I also deleted all temporary files from firefox and did a routine scan just to check everything out. Malware found and took care of two files, while ESET placed another file in quarantine. The File ESET put into quarantine was a file called (basing this off memory) URLREDIR.dll which was located in my Microsoft Office program files.
I noticed that after that, my google results were still being redirected. I wasn't sure what else to do, so I ignored it for a few days until last night, when I suddenly got a pop-up from ESET telling me that my quarantined files called for a restart (this never happened before), so I went through with it. During the restart, I got the BSOD and now am unable to start Windows. I receive the following message when attempting to start up my computer, and am unable to access safe mode:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, then click "next"
3. Click "repair your computer"
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.
So I'm wondering if this is due to the redirect virus or if this is just my anti-virus program creating trouble.
Edited by Eezo, 13 August 2012 - 11:46 AM.