Very Well-hidden Malware infection

Toshiba Satellite c655-s5082 laptop
July 20, 2011 at 11:48:04
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Celeron CPU 900 2.2GHz / 2 gigs
A month or two ago I, in my never-ending stupidity, downloaded a file from and when I opened it, expecting to be able to play a game I couldn't find my case and CD Key for, it infected my computer with some Malware. This Malware makes the links I click on google search redirect me to different search websites full of ads and possibly other virus links. I'm able to access sites through google search still because there's a short window where the actual site address appears in my task-bar and I simply need to click said task-bar and press enter to go to the link. It's not threatening but it is annoying. Recently, my Anti-Virus, PandaCloud, documented a few files as infected and needing immediate deletion and removal. I searched through my computer and found the files in question and performed a scan on them with PandaCloud, Lavasoft's Ad-Aware and Malware Bytes. These files have the extensions .dll and .dll.mui. My father says these could be important files that the Malware has directed me to in order to trick me into disabling my own system. I can provide the file names. I'm fearful of outright deleting them because some of them are in system 32 and system 64, which I know are important folders full of drivers.

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July 20, 2011 at 13:05:51

Your father has a good point. Do not remove any files yet, and do the following:

If they are not too many, please submit each of those files for analysis to Virus Total, one at a time:

Use the 'Browse' button to navigate to the location of the file

Click on a file, and then click the 'Open' button.
The file is now displayed in the Submit Box.

Scroll down and click 'Send File', and wait for the results.

If you get a message saying: 'File has already been analyzed', click 'Reanalyze file now'
Once scanned, please provide the link to the results page for each file in your reply.

If there are a lot of files, select a few and upload them for analysis. Then, post the ones you did not send.

Retired - Doin' Dis, Dat, and slapping malware.

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