The Windows 7 machine had no antivirus software on it (I know, but my worst problems have come with av installed) so I couldn't do a quick AVG scan.
So Im getting bombed with adware. I go to uninstall, and sure enough, a bunch of other stuff is on the machine. I try to uninstall, and the box pops up that says "do you want to allow this to make changes to your computer " comes up. I clicked "yes" at least once. I'm guessing that was a really bad idea?
I downloaded AVG, did a scan, found 11 things.
Last night I downloaded REVOUninstaller to get the other programs off. Even after that and another AVG scsn, I still had issues.
So I found a site about how to get rid of one of the remaining programs, and ran several scans, all of which found stuff on the first pass. Downloaded some off this site, and generally did almost all this:
So then I still need a burner, so I tried looking for a good copy of imgburn (I am wondering if it exists.) I went to Softonic, and it said something about problems with imgburn. So I thought something like, "oh good, a reputable site." That's when the problems really started.
I dowloaded the burner they recommended, AVG caught something. I think I tried it again, at one point it wouldn't let the file (.exe?) download, something about permissions, I think?
I think it was after I ran adwcleaner, it took forever to reboot, and I couldn't get on the Internet. Surprise, surprise, since hitman and malwarebytes require internet access. Also, it seemed to change user, to the one with administrative permission, which I don't think I had been using.
I finally used a restore point hitman created, even though it restored malware, to get Internet access. I then re-ran hitman and malwarebytes. I don't think malwarebytes got anything, and I had run it before the restore point.
Was the anti-malware stuff causing problems? I hadn't uninstalled any. But adwcleaner, for one, seems to sit there.
I thought I would run Zemana as recommended, it found suspicious roots.
I uninstalled most of the antivirus/malware, after letting it deal with malware, and the computer rebooted fast.
Also I downloaded imgburn on a droid, do I need to do something there? Can I plug in usb drives, sd, and cf cards, without infection to the windows machine?
What about usb memory and cards/readers to/from the infected machine and another non Internet machine?
Edited by CPU_HDD, 25 October 2015 - 10:26 AM.