- AVG Free Antivirus
- Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
- SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition
- CCleaner Free Edition
- Clean Master (Android Tablet and Smart Phone Free Edition)
I did numerous online searches for a fix but nothing seemed to work. I avoided all the "SpyHunter" and other pay-to-fix software that came up in the searches as these are usually a complete waste of time and money.
In my own sleuthing on my computer I noticed the malware kept changing the proxy server in my browsers, and even when I changed the settings they would revert back. I tried a couple of registry hacks but even that didn't resolve it.
I finally stumbled on a page that lead me to ComboFix from Bleeping Computers. I installed and ran the program, and in about 15 minutes I had resolved the issue! This has been one of the worst forms of malware I have come across and I sincerely thank the makers of this FREE program for providing a quick and so far painless fix.
One other word of caution when you have issues like this. Before you run any cleaners or make any major changes to settings or the registry, CREATE A SYSTEM RESTORE POINT FIRST!!!! These programs don't usually delete or damage any legitimate programs or files on your computer, but always better safe than sorry. Happy Computing!