Hi there. So I have recently had a few very annoying adware viruses on my computer. I deleted one, but now there is one that has hijacked all my internet browsers called "priceless". Basically whenever I do a google search it will spam my search with a bunch of useless ads and I have to scroll way down to get to my real search results. In addition it spams all pages (even this one as I write) with annoying sidebar ads.
So far I have looked up several guides on how to remove and all have worked for a short time but ultimately failed. It installed itself as an application somehow and I uninstalled it, I also deleted the program files (in safe mode) as well as run a full virus scan (in safe mode). I also deleted the extension in all my browsers. It keeps coming back like herpes.
Another big problem I have had which I think another virus called "zebragames" (which I thought I deleted successfully) may have done, Is mess with my registry so that I cannot access my regedit (or run ccleaner, and perhaps some other registry related programs). I cant run it from the startbar either. I have tried several things like the system file checker and run a scan from the command prompt. It finished and said that it found some corrupt files but was unable to fix them and that the details were in a log. When I try to access the log it says "access denied". Unfortunately I only noticed the regedit problem a short while ago, but its possible it could have been like that for a while so I was uncertain of wether to use a system restore point.
Other than this my system seems function still at least. Please help me get rid of this adware and re-enable my regedit. I would like to avoid a reformat at all costs if possible.
I am running windows 7 home premium service pack 1. Running microsoft security essentials as antivirus.
I have an ASUS Notebook G74SX series with intel core I7-2670QM CPU @2.2ghz. 16 GB RAM.
Edited by hamluis, 14 June 2015 - 06:05 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.