Removing Redirect Virus and Hardware Error Messages (related to virus?)
Posted on 2012-03-15
I have a Windows 7 computer that had several infections on it. Malwarebytes and Trojan Remover took care of most of them. I also slaved the hard drive to another computer running Malwarebytes again and TrendMicro and was unable to find anymore so I thought the computer was clean. Turning the computer on, I'm now getting hardware error messages (could be separate from infection) and a redirect virus.
Event Viewer started producing a repetitive hardware error saying: "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\HardDisk0\DR0"
I booted the computer into CleanMode and found the original hardware error stopped but two other messages are popping up now:
"Name resolution for the name renewanadiaper.com timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded" and "The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume"
The chkdsk runs keeps saying there are no errors found, ran it anyway and didn't see any issues, and disk management says the hard drive is healthy.
Windows Update isn't able to complete an update and Google search links redirect me to different sites. I've also factory reset Internet Explorer, double checked the Hosts file for any random entries, and made sure TCP/IP settings are set to obtain automatically.
How can I get rid of this redirect virus? And is there any way it could be affecting hardware error messages in Event Viewer?