Strange shortcut altering virus
Posted on 2010-09-17
A computer that I am working on has been infected with a virus that hijacks all of my shortcuts and has redirected them to some scamware. The scamware is called Microsoft Security Essentials or something like that. Malware bytes found something, called a display hijack. I told it to fix it, then checked in the registry where it said the offending entry was, and it was fixed. However, it does not work still. I am facing the same problem, only malware bytes doesn't detect anything anymore. Has anyone run into something similar? Any ideas on how to fix this without reformatting the drive? The infected laptop is running windows 7. I would provide more info, but it is gone for the weekend.