long story short i have the same problem as the OP in this link:
My symptoms are similar, if not extactly identical as his
what are some steps i should take in order to make sure my system is absolutely clean?
and on a side note, this happened while i was running avast antivirus(free version registered) and a malware anti-malaware pro(this one i purchased, hence the "pro" version)
both up-to-date today.