I have been perusing your forums for three days now (among others at other sites), and I seem to have the same problems as some people but can't follow the instructions very well. I typically can solve my problems through forums and youtube how-to videos, but I'm stuck here.
Through a MLB adverstisement, I downloaded a Firefox Brand Thunder persona or theme, and now I am having Google redirect problems and cannot turn on Windows Security Essentials. I also cannot restore my computer to an earlier point (I have since found ways to turn on Windows Security Essentials, but it turns off again in a few minutes. I have turned on my System Restore, but I think it deleted all my previous points, so crud). Please not, I have since deleted the theme and uninstalled (and re-installed Firefox) without saving the preferences, and I have no remnants of the theme (it appears) in my about:config. It also affects IE.
I have run the Kapresky TDSSKiller, Malwarebytes, and AdAware, and I have run the Malwarebytes in Safe Mode. I often found some infected files, but I could not solve the problem. I have since run clean scans in each of these programs.
I have checked my host files, drivers, and some other stuff (can't remember the official names, system files maybe?) and have had no luck. You seem to help many people with these problems, but like I said, I tend to get lost in these particular posts.
I'm prepared (in a week when I finish my PhD exams) to backup my files and re-install windows, but I'd rather not if you can help me like you have helped so many others. Thank You!
Edited by hamluis, 24 April 2013 - 05:08 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.