...& it stops something dead which it refers to as ZeroAccess.
Now. I know how I got this (a combination of being too drunk/stupid to get off my arse & move to the TV, & using a streaming site with Internet Explorer), & I know when I got this, 'cos I immediately lost all Internet & my PC kept trying to redirect my browsers.
In my slightly-less-than-sober-than-I-shoulda-been three-a.m. state, however, as my installed anti-virus failed to detect anything, I sort of shrugged & just did a system restore.
I'm thinking this might have been a somewhat rash course of action.
Now, my Internet works okay--apart from the occasional, one out of ten times, easily thwarted attempt at redirection--but my PC is a little... It's not slow. But it's definitely thinking about something, put it that way.
Like I said, disabling my A/V & running RogueKIller brings up the (obviously hidden) process which it then kills, but going through all the other steps it doesn't find anything else. I've d/loaded & run MB-AntiMalware & Anti-Rootkit, after letting RogueKiller do its thing, but MBAM finds nothing.
I tried the ESET online scanner, which apparently found eleven (!??!?!?!?) instances of some gods-awful Ask toolbar bot thing, which it said it cleared. Running RogueKiller again revealed the same process, however.
Things have gone beyond my limited ken. Like someone in the motor trade once told me, "It's only those who know a little bit that truly f*** things up. Those who know nothing rarely do so, 'cos they leave well alone."
Though my computer appears functional, it's got personal stuff on it that, though it's backed up to an external drive (which thinking about it is probably infected too, as I last thought to do this after the infection. Sigh) I'd really rather not lose (quite a lot of work. QUITE. A. LOT).
So. I am throwing myself on your largesse, humanity, kindness & the promise of an enormous cookie. I'd quite like to rest assured my personal data isn't about to expire in a huge virtual conflagration & also having my bank account gently caressed by some little get on the other side of the world doesn't really appeal, either.
Although like I said I currently have a functional computer, I'd quite like to sleep sound that my stuff isn't about to atomise itself to a random cloud of electrons.
Apologies for the length of this missive, & thank you in advance for your help.
I'm running Windows 7 64-bit, btw.
Edited by MadJohnFinn, 04 August 2014 - 09:06 AM.