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problem with apps, chrome, iexplorer and others

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i've got a bit of a problem, my computer got a nasty bit of spyware/malware the other night, the type of which i have seen before, it was one of those which acts as anti-virus software and tries to get you to buy it.
this one was particularly bad, as it wouldn't let me open ANY applications, ie. google earth, google chrome, paint... nothing. i turned my computer off and it seemed to disappear and so i ran an avg and an anti-malware software scan and nothing was found.

however now, although firefox works, it seems to have affected connectivity elsewhere, google chrome, internet explorer and google earth all don't work on the internet, they just say that they can't find webpages, etc. i don't know whether it has affected anything else, but my other applications seems to run OK.

later i also found that when trying to open downloads which are in ms office formats, they open in a new tab as usual, but then keep reopening, and they dont stop, leading to me having to turn the computer off.

just wondering if anyone has experienced anything similar and if there's anything i can do?

pc by the way is emachines E525 running on windows vista
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I suggest you go to the Malware Removal and Spyware Removal Forum and run all the steps located in the
START HERE. These self-help tools will help you clean up 70% of problems on your own.
If you are still having problems after doing the steps, then please post the reguested logs in THAT forum.
If you are unable to run any of the tools then start a new topic in the malware forum and put this in the subject line...I am unable to run any malware tools

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).

Add a link to this topic so that malware tech can see what steps have been taken here
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