Posted 17 August 2012 - 07:40 PM
Good evening one and all. I am new to this forum and need help desperately. I returned from a trip last week with a message from my wife stating, "I think the computer has something wrong with it". Great way to return from a week long trip. Anyway, from what I can tell and here is what is going on with my system:
1. Redirects from Google search engine results and personal bookmarks (i.e. click on a hyperlink from Google search and I get directed to some unknown site, select a bookmark and similar things happen). This is fairly random and not every time.
2. With the computer idle (nothing open but not "asleep") audio will play through my speakers (various ads, odd sounds, foreign language speaking, etc.).
3. Incredibar seems to be installed on the machine - not sure what this is or how it got on there but from what I have read on some website, it is not good.
4. Generally slow load times on websites, startup, and shutdowns.
I have run Spyhunter and nothing major is detected (cookiesfrom Firedox and that's really it).
I have tried to run TDSSKiller - cannot run (double-click, hour-glass appears for a second, and then nothing happens).
My system is an HP all-in-one with an i5 processor. System is less than 1 year old. I generally use Firefox but on occasion will use Internet Explorer for some work applications that are only supported with IE.
System performance prior to my trip last week, none of these symptoms were present. System ran fast (for what it is), internet page load times were fast, etc.
I am in over my head and need help. I expect (hope) all of these are related, inter-related).
Any input that could be provided would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance - corburns