Since this is my first post, I'd like to say hello to all! Let me introduce myself. For anonymity, I'll say I'm 3von. I'm age 20, and I'm a decent computer programmer. (so i've been told.)
Some facts about me:
I run a graphic design business.
I love tic tacs (Freshmint flavour)
I used to co-own a very famous clothing company and design the shirts / shoot the models wearing them.
I'm a film maker and I've won multiple awards.
I love skateboarding, and used to be semi-pro, but then stopped due to a back injury.
I love anything about computers / technology.
I wish I was running on an iMac.
Although I love Windows 7.
I am fluent in almost every key of music, and have multiple forms of Synesthesia
and i'm truly sorry about the malformation of this post. I've been awake four days trying to fix this.
Current issue #1: backdoor.andromeda.
I've removed it from all my browsers already.
Nutshell Preface: Old computer got infected by clicking too fast on some freeware. Infected my browsers. Removed them from browser. Signed into Gmail on said computer thinking it was gone, because MBAM / MBAR said it found no infections.
Computer gradually "turned to dust" as it were. Nothing would open, things in the bios would get deleted (auto recovery), etc.
Got new computer (Lenovo G560, Win7 Pro, 4.0 GB of RAM, Intel Pentium CPU P61000 @ 2.00GHz, 64 Bit.
Signed into said Gmail on new computer and what can you guess? Infected with the same tooldbar annoyances. Removed them all. Tried the One Key Restore option, but that part of the BIOS was deleted by Andromeda. MBAM / MBAR / Rkill will not pick it up, so I think Andromeda has modified every version of Malware / PUP / Virus removal software. For the record, I do not have another computer.
Also, when I try to run any malware removal tools etc. offline, they will not run.
I then, ran ComboFix, and that seemed to get rid of it, but I don't understand the log file. When asked, I will run it again, and post the log file.
I have Anti-Logger currently running, but who knows if that's even protecting anything. Andromeda could have modified that too.
Current issue #2: SPYHUNTER
In an attempt to remove Andromeda, I downloaded (like a fool) SpyHunter 4. It says I have 51 infections. Andromeda wasn't one of them, but a search program was, something along the lines of "mysearch" or summit like that.
So, I tried Microsoft's "fix it" uninstaller, but it asks for the 38 digit code of the program, which is specific for everyone who's downloaded it, and I can't find it. Then, I tried to delete it from the registry, which didn't work. The reason I tried this, is because the uninstaller will probably uninstall it, force me to reboot, and when i do it'll make insane changes to my start up programs, and spam me with popups saying "INSTALL SPYHUNTER WE MISS YOU JOIN THE DARKSIDE" #jokesButSeriously...\
So I haven't a clue what to do. It seems as if it's infected every aspect of my removal toolbox.
ANY INFO ON EITHER OF THESE TERRIBLE PROBLEMS WOULD BE GREATLY GREATLY APPRECIATED.
Thank you so much.
Edited by 3von, 29 October 2014 - 07:54 AM.