Recently, my computer has been infected with a virus. Some of the symptoms include: google redirecting, no change/remove button in add/remove programs, cannot open common files with endings .doc .pdf etc (i managed to fix the .exe and .lnk ones by going into the folder options), my computer often freezes (Windows XP) and others that I'm not too bothered about.
So I decided to do a system restore. I followed the instructions, went through with the wizard but I keep getting stuck on the confirmation page "Confirm Restore Point Selection" after the page "Select a Restore Point". I selected "next" but it's stuck there while not exactly frozen because I can still press "back" and go back. But the "next" takes me no where.
My questions are:
Is this supposed to happen? If yes, how long should I wait while wizard is on "Confirm Restore Point Selection" page?
Is there another way of removing this virus?
Thanks in advance!
P.S. I have tried and used various software: Malwarebytes, combofix, sdfix, trojan remover and some others that I can't recall right now. They claimed to have fixed the problems but those symptoms are still there.