Posted 24 August 2012 - 09:07 PM
I got Sirefef.AA after getting a pop up that looked very much like an Adobe Flash Player update window. I suppose that I should have always set Adobe Flash Player to update automatically but for some reason I didn't, then I got a window that looked exactly like the normal Adobe window and I clicked yes to install it, then after that I had a bunch of malware installed, some sort of fake antivirus program, it disabled or deleted my Window Firewall, my Windows Security Essentials, Windows Updates, a bunch of Microsoft services, etc. It was a real mess but I was able to get all of those things removed and things seemed to be back up and running fine...
Until recently that is. My search results still seemed to be sort of hijacked, sometimes it would take me to Scour.com or Skour.com, GetTheResults.com or some such website, and also a website to purchase Norton Antivirus. I messed around with my hosts file and set it back to default and that seemed to fix then. But now I am having problems after Java started to update or load by itself, after that the redirects seemed to become more frequent, I ran both Microsoft Security Essentials (I run that regularly) and also MalwareBytes and they removed several other pieces of malware, I believe one was called Tracur something.
To my untrained eye it seemed that Java or some Adobe program is still corrupted. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the newest versions of Java, Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader, etc. I'm still worried and unsure of what I should do. This computer is used for both work and personal, I bank on it, shop on it, etc.
What should I do? Thank you in advance for any help.