I recently (past 2 days) have become infected from a virus from an online "download" site.
I was looking for a program for my class at school and downloaded a program that apparently housed a virus.
Now the problem:
I can access any website by typing in the exact URL, and the website will work fine - however use of google, yahoo, or any search engine for that matter brings up irrelevant ads, i.e. searching "Hello" on google will bring up thousands of pages, yet if I click on any one of them, I will be redirected to irrelevant ad pages.
Nothing else seems to be crucially wrong except:
I have downloaded Hijackthis, MBAM, and have tried ETES online scanner, as well as several other virus and malicious software removal tools with all of them simply shutting off after about one minute of runtime, with the exception of windows defender - which will run a full scan completely and will find nothing.
After the first use of any virus scanner besides windows defender, the second use will come up with "Windows cannot open the specified path, you may not have privelage" - This has nothing to do with "Run as administrator" - I have tried that, and I am on the admin account of the computer.
Secondly - Windows defender has found Win32/Renos.(string) multpile times, and deleted it multiple times. When I realized it was not going away I found the path of it's origin and deleted "B.Exe", "A.Exe", "A.log" And one other program ... I can't remember.
Now the program appears to have stopped interfering with windows defender - I don't get "Trojan found" anymore, yet the ads and the problem with virus scanners still exist.
Note: I CANNOT GET A LOG as of right now. Hijackthis will not stay open long enough to finish a scan and create a log, nor will any others!
If you can help - Thanks.