I went through a harrowing situation where after my girlfrined used my computer I was faced with torrential pop-ups and "helpful" programs loading themselves on my system.
I cut net access, uninstalled the programs through windows uninstal
and removed 3 trojans using Microsof Security then scanned for any others
(total system scan)
(or to see if they or any others were there) with Hosecall and Spybot S&D.
I prefored a crc check in safe mode with no problems coming up.
I did a system restore to a about 4 hours before the whole thing started.
My problem is when I restarted windows did not load two items on startup (an alarm program and puush)
And also UAC now pops up and equires me to constantly give security permission to active some files sich ass ccleaner, U-torrent and others.
Also I get a " Destination access denied you need adminstrator privleges to place a file on this drive" (which I then give and things are fine)
I have no idea what's wrong.
I did try Combofix which worked - but removed a ton of files I'm using. (like classic shell)
I restored the system (with no problem) as I don't want to do without those but still have the security issue.
When looking at the UAC settings (both before and after Combofix) it was still set to the second level from the bottom,
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name USER-PC
System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model Z97X-UD3H-BK
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel® Core i5-4690K CPU @ 3.50GHz, 3501 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. F6, 6/17/2014
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume4
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name User-PC\Admin
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 7.86 GB
Available Physical Memory 4.35 GB
Total Virtual Memory 15.7 GB
Available Virtual Memory 12.2 GB
Page File Space 7.86 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys