I recently contracted the FBI Money Pak virus, and was told by a friend to use the safemode with networking to download malwarebytes and run it. With many tried and failed attempts my computer (with the help of viruses) eventually completely prevented me from opening any kind of safe mode. That's when i used my uncles computer to download malwarebytes to a flash drive and install it to the infected computer. Prior to doing i used the support.microsoft.com/help for live help and the lady told me the virus was pretending to be an unregistered Microsoft Bing. Avoiding that one time payment of $99, i sought other help and many discussions brought me to malwarebytes.
Anyway after installing malwarebytes from the flash drive and running it, all went well and the viruses were removed. Upon recent attempts to open the application, the loading circle appears and nothing happens. So i uninstalled it and reinstalled countless times following different options i got from google to get it to run. And it still didnt budge. Also i mistakenly opened explorer after i vowed not to ever use it and screen popped up trying to coerce me into using bing as my primary search engine. I proceeded to try and disable bing with no success. Tried to uninstall explorer, but it didn't even exist in my uninstall pane under control panel. That's when i figured something was seriously wrong.
My computer runs fine and everything else, but my inability to load malwarebytes and the blue and yellow shield has me believing there is some sort of anti malware virus hiding in my computer and waiting to mature to create problems. I am seeking help in identifying whatever such virus may be and possibly removing it.
P.S. When i deleted the start up, and applications/process programs of the fore mentioned FBI Money Pak viruse from the task manager, it changed the skin of my task manager to where i cant even switch between applications and processes any longer. It has a really basic looking format now and this has me concerned. I am running a 64-bit Windows 7 Professional on my laptop, and any help on the previously mentioned issues will be highly appreciated.
Thanks in Advance!
Edited by hamluis, 12 September 2014 - 08:47 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.