Previously I had a rogue antivirus virus, and also other viruses including a boot virus (right term?).. I’m sure they spun from the same thing. At some point while trying to fix it myself, the situation just got worse…BSOD only. I had to take the computer to the shop because even after running Symantec recovery disc, a few things couldn’t be cleaned and I couldn’t boot windows (I assume because of the boot virus). Got computer back from shop, windows boots fine, but still everything is not AOK. Still having some redirects and iexplore.exe overtaking my cpu usage and processes. I have MacAfee AV subscription (suite?) and Spysweeper subscription. Also from trying to remove things in the past month, I have downloaded Malwarebytes-Antimalware (free) and Hitman Pro (free). I know I need to go through the order of the “read me before” and post my logs, etc. regarding my problem, however as an initial question, should I uninstall/reinstall any of the protection I already have on my system? They are obviously not working or they have been disabled or hijacked by my problem virus/malware. I’m afraid that by trying too many things I’m counteracting.
Also, do you have a link/sticky on how to “disable” common AV protections.. I know sometimes that is asked of a questioner, and I do not know how to disable mine.
After getting this advice, I will post a new thread with my logs tonight.
Thanks in advance- you guys have helped me previously and I appreciate it!