The computer was redirecting web pages to different advertisements. I unplugged the ethernet cord after updating mbam and ran a scan. It found 5 items:
I later discovered that the MSE real time protection service was unable to be found, because it was removed from the tray and said something about that while I tried running it manually.
The firewall was turned off, and I cannot access the settings for it, it gives an error:
"Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows Firewall settings."
It restarted on its own as I was discovering this. After restarting, MSE found two things: a trojan and a java exploit. I am still experiencing these symptoms.
I am using windows xp sp2, 32 bit.
Edited by Mead, 20 January 2013 - 11:09 AM.