My brother has an JP DV6-6150 running Windows 7 Professional with Service Pack 1 installed.
Yesterday he started getting redirect in his Google searches. I told him to save important data and do a wipe with a clean install.
He requested I try to fix it first. I had not done anything with these in a while as if my computers become infected I just do as I suggested, wipe and reinstall, but I gave it a shot.
I bombarded his computer with:
Not in that order. Basically all the tools I had in my "kill it fast" folder.
After the last restart the redirecting seems to have stopped, but I am now getting a popup from WinPatrol every five minutes asking to approve the addition of C:\Windows\System32\userinit.exe to the startup settings.
This file does not appear to have been altered since 2010 and it was not doing this before.
I also had a number of popups for adding the alothelperbho.dll to the explorer. I did not see a lot of info on this thing but I am suspect of anything with 'helper' in the title.
I want to make sure it is fully clean and as I have not done anything along these lines in a long while I would like a suggestion on how to check this.
Edited by hamluis, 05 January 2013 - 11:07 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.