So I recently began having some issues with my search engines (Google, Bing), when the links I clicked would redirect me to some spam website.
I didn't think too much of it and tried to run SpyBot and also upgrade my Windows XP.
However, SpyBot did not find any issues and the upgrade could not go on due to an error message that said that "\system32\driver\atapi.sys" was still in use.
Therefore, I began doing some research into the Rootkit issue and how it can be resolved with Avanger or Combo-fix.
To be honest, I'm barely computer literate. Therefore, I would greatly appreciate it if someone of much greater intelligence in this field would help me out.
I read in this forum, along with others, the steps others took (with guidance from experts) that you basically need to replace the file in C:\ using other programs as a method. That is the end to my knowledge.