Had a virus problem where it started redirecting my web use and was trying to trick me into installing an antivirus program. Thanks to the help of a second computer and a thumb drive, I follwed a guide here that helped me use Rkill such that I could even install malwarebytes and superantispyware. These got the computer to where I could at least use it again, but it was obviously still fighting something. Every time I would restart it, it would rearrange my desktop icons, reset my wallpaper to black, and reset my internet homepage to be blank. It's been a little while now, so I don't recall any other steps taken intiially, but the computer was working better initially. The problem was never fully fixed, as the Trend Micro OfficScan program finds the same files every time it runs, but lists them as 'unable to be cleaned'. Also malwarebytes and superantispyware find a few things every time they are run, but never the main problem as they don't even improve the situation since that first time. While the web browsers had been usable for a little while since, they have been taken over by a web redirect again. It's not quite the same, as I'm at least no longer having trouble with any fake antivirus preventing me from doing basic funtions on the computer...For now at least.
This is a work computer, but whe I talked to IT about my computer being infected he told me to just use malwarebytes since that's all he would do. From the time the problem first cropped up, I did notice the computer acting slightly to moderately better at work than at home. Currently it does manifest slightly differently, as it doesn't allow the redirect to occur, but rather just spins it's proverbial wheels.
Attached are sample screen shots from the Trend Micro and Malwarebytes results.
Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide.
Edited by D.I., 13 February 2013 - 04:47 AM.