I want to say I'm so glad I found you folks! I was on here awhile back (a couple of years ago, maybe) with questions about a laptop that was given to me and was infested with malware, etc. I followed all of your instructions back then and over a couple of hours it was cleaned, cured, up and running, FINE! I thanked you then and swear by this site's online forums, exchanges, etc.
I posted a piece in another forum tonight about what I thought might be a hardware problem but could've been a malware problem as well. It was on my personal (gaming) computer that I baby. So I didn't think it would be a malware because I'm really guarded about things when I use that particular machine to go online for things other than gaming. The "Ask Toolbar" and two other critters were removed by Hitman Pro on 03/26/15 that I thought cured the problem but this a.m. it's back. Either way, I fought through all of the blinking cursor, skipping key strikes, flashing url/toolbars to get to your site here. I read some of the forums and came across your recommended "malware search and removal" instructions. I followed them and your step by step instructions and thought I had a five day old very annoying, very troubling problem fixed in a matter of fifteen minutes. I'm a big fan of this site but the time I spent last night didn't work.
So, I'm going to try removing recent hardware changes one at a time and see if that does the trick. Before I do the most recent changes I'm going to go to my graphics card and remove that first.
I'm a believer of this site!
Edited by dher490, 27 March 2015 - 10:47 AM.