Came across this website and downloaded and ran malwarebytes anti-malware program and saved the first log, tried to get it to remove the infections but they stayed. I then saw another recommended site in another forum of using combo-fix (name was changed) and ran that and finally saw stuff being removed. I proceeded to run the malwarebytes again and it finally cleared stuff out. I next restarted the computer and it finally restarted correctly, no blue error screen. I reran the two programs and they came back clean. So I tried the explorer again but the extra characters are still there.
I looked at the guide in this forum for taking care of malwares and started to follow the procedures but it got stuck at the sysrestore program, it says that I need to install the v2.0.50727 back into the .net framework for it to work. So now I'm at a loss of what to do next.
None of the virus programs detect anything and the internet address bar has the extra character and the phony virus scanner looks like its still there. I'm almost at the point of doing a whole system reboot, would like to avoid that. Thank you.
attached are the scans from rootrepel and the two reports from OTL. When I run Malware it comes up zeros, nothing found.
Edited by BR292, 29 September 2009 - 10:52 PM.