So I got home today and my desktop was acting up. I forgot what exactly I came home to but I think MSE had an error or something. So I open up Chrome and get "Cannot connect to the real mail.google.com"...weird...so I try other sites and it's the same thing...on some of them. Bing works, for example, as well as most non-google sites. I restarted my computer and it did some disk checking and fixing, for what that's worth. Booted up and still the same story though...and MSE won't open.
I tried to download firefox to see if I could figure out what was wrong...the downloader downloaded...and 60% through the installation download, every time, I get an error.
I downloaded and ran malwarebytes and it didn't find a thing. Same with Roguekiller. I tried opening FFXIV just to see if anything would work, and it said it couldn't download the patch.
Any game I try to open in Steam messes up in some way. Mount and Blade for example say "Audio system was not initialized correctly" and Civ V gives a steam error or "Failed to start game (unknown error)". Path of exile works fine except it has no sound and says "No audio driver detected" when I open up sound option.
I'll edit as I mess around more and find out what else it's doing, but I am so stumped right now. I NEVER get viruses or software-based computer problems. I'm a very safe user and this is just way out there for me. I'm lost. Thank you!
Edit: I also got a bunch of 'class not registered' errors when installing both malwarebytes and spybot.
Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 15 July 2014 - 06:53 PM.
Moved to 'Am I infected?'