History of the issue:
Recently I had a trojan attack on my system wherein I received some hard drive corrupted messages, most of my folders got hidden, had some random updates for my flash player which never went away and I could not start the windows security. I started on safe mode and searched the internet and came across this extremely helpful site and used some of the tools recommended such as Superantispyware, Rkill and Unhide.
With those tools I managed to remove the most of the errors, but the system is still not fully clean. Internet explorer is seriously corrupted i.e. everytime I click on a google searched link I will be redirected to some random ad website and if I do manage to get the correct site, the computer becomes so slow that it takes ages to load the pages. Everyday when I start the system the Superantispyware detects the same adware cookies which were previously deleted and sometimes trojans are detected.
It seems like some sort of trojan gets activated everytime I start the system and automatically creates these cookies and stores it in a folder which seems like one of the user's name but it is not, it is a folder with a name similar to the user name. I cannot find this folder under C:\Users when I try to look for it.
Any ideas of how to clean my computer without having to formatting the drive?
Your help is much appreciated.
*Moderator Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Queen-Evie*
Edited by Queen-Evie, 19 September 2012 - 11:38 AM.