Hello all. First let me say My computer crashed over a year ago. I took it to a specialist I know, he actually installed a new motherboard for me & all. It is a Gateway Model, but basically rebuilt. The original version of winodws had XP, he installed a GENUINE version of Microsoct windows 7.
I then somehow was infected by a virus around feb 25 or so of last month. It appeared in MBAM as Trojan.BHO
I actually think the name of the BHO that gave me the trojan was VisualBee Toolbar, through google chrome.
Anyways, to make a long story short I tried to fix the issue myself. I uninstalled chrome. I ran MBAM, ADW cleaner, combofix, and a variety of other programs. I then made some progress. I still was having a black background, with This version of Windows is not Genuine at the bottom right build 7601. I had to pull some strings myself but I fixed that error. Now my computer is back to normal. I have my background again, the message is gone. I revalidated windows through microsoft's webpage and it was successful.
I now though am still experiencing a couple issues. First, I remember seeing in Combofix previously a log with LOCKED registry keys. Some of them were suspicious to me, but I'm no expert. My computer runs smoothly now, but it seems to run with a lagging effect like I have too many programs going, except I have tons of free space on my drive and barely anything on this computer. I have a 298 GB HD, only using 22.1 gigs.
I also get popups sometimes in IE when using it, even though I like chrome or mozilla, that "Your movie player might be out of date! Please click here to update" with a Scockwave flash message. It looks authentic, but I know it's a bad link/pop up. I get a java one sometimes too. So, I am dealing with some sort of trojan BHO still.
I know the rules here state to not run any programs, BUT I already had done this prior to finding this website for help, so don't be too upset :-)
Any help would be appreciated! I will follow instructions to the T ;-)