Specs: Windows 7 home prem. Core i7, 4g ram, 700gb Hd (as well as 320) both non-solidstate.
I consider myself a pretty computer savy person, I've never really come across a computer that I haven't been able to mitigate the problem, but this one is truly crazy. So basically the problem is the web browser of choice just opens up non stop.I doesn't open up any malicious pages, usually the homepage or a blank page. I initially ran Commodo, that didn't find anything so in no particular order ran Superantispy,Mbam,Spybot,Adaware and avast all coming up with no true threat(mostly just temporary files left over from browsing or unistalling). As I sit here on my laptop and look over at my buddies(the infected laptop) I see google chrome just opening non stop. I've uninstalled it, tried firefox and ended up with the same result. I even went as far as to manually remove IE in hopes that it would help. It did not. So eventually it lead me to believe it was some super-mutant root kit, so I tried going into safe mode and repeating my above steps. Nothing found. Next came the system recovery. I tried restoring it to a prior point and yet again same outcome. At this point I was furious, after about a week of research I came up short. I decided to reformat the HD and re install windows. First I used a USB to sata cable and hooked up the HD. Reformated it through windows. Then reformatted through Ubuntu, and one last time in windows making sure I utilized the command prompt write zero command. Hooked it back into the original laptop, used a recovery disc from the factory and reinstalled windows. Not even 5mins after install is complete it internet explore starts going banana's. Opening NONSTOP windows, but also refreshing some of the windows. So I decided to take an old HD (known good) and reformat it and plug it in, re-install and it yields the same results.
It doesn't matter if there's not internet connection.
It doesn't matter which browser it opens.
Fresh install, nothing get's plugged into the laptop and it'll just start opening.
Please assist me.
Edited by sticker, 04 December 2013 - 11:54 PM.