Redirecting in Firefox, BSOD, Vista crash

December 20, 2010 at 08:16:27
Specs: Windows Vista 32

since a week or so it seems I've catched a virus of some sort.

First I noticed some redirecting issues in firefox. Each time I used google-search in around half of the cases I got redirected to some site. This often was followed by BSOD. When I noticed this sometimes I managed to close the new tabs fast enough.

I looked in the net for some help and found it might be some kind of rootkit.
So I scanned with Avira, which found nothing really. Then I testet Malewarebytes, what found some trojans. Recently I installed Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011, which also found some stuff and deleted it. I also tried tdsskiller from Kaspersky and found one rootkit.
I also tried Stopzilla. It found some stuff, but couldn't delete it, because I only used the trial-version.
So I hoped the virus was gone because google-search worked fine.

But just while playing (Sniper Ghost warrior) the system crashed (no bluescreen, it directly shut down) and after a reebot Windows started "Startup repair".

Can anyone help? Anyone an idea?

Acer aspire 7535G
AMD Athlon 64 X2 QL 65 2,1GHz
4 GB Ram
320 GB HDD
Windows Vista Home 32bit

The Laptop won't start anymore. When the green progress bar of windows appears on screen it just shuts down.


PS: Sorry for the grammar.

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December 20, 2010 at 11:00:24
Sounds like something screwed up one of your system files. Is there any error that's given when you try to boot, or does it just hang at the Vista loading screen?. If you have a Windows Vista CD, I would try the recovery option with that. Or, if you have a blank CD/DVD laying around, you could try downloading a .ISO image via bit torrent client for a Windows Vista recovery disc from NeoSmart Technology's: (There is also an option to pay $9.75 via the external link on that page if you're not sure/uncomfortable using torrents).

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December 20, 2010 at 12:04:41
Right now the laptop is starting again, after giving hin a rest period of about one hour. So I didn't try any reboot-CD.
I didn't notice any prolems right now and the antivirus-programs didn't find anything.

Any ideas how to look if the virus is still there?

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