Forgot to mention that I have:
...which obviously has not helped in any way to detect the rootkit.
I have a Toshiba NB350 Win7 and I use Chrome.
I am suddenly getting redirects from google (and I think also from Yahoo) searches to pages that say URL not found or big, scary red screens that say this is probably not the sie you're looking for, something is trying to redirect you to a site named [fill in the blank with odd site name]. For a few days at a time I will not be allowed to open Huffingtonpost.com. Then for a few days its Craigslist.com...or Yahoo.com. It changes back and forth. these are sites I go to constantly. Its a malware that has "learned" my habits. I also get all sorts of annoying pop-up ads. This never used to happen.
I have repeatedly tried to eliminate this rootkit(?) redirect malware with the programs listed below. I successfully eliminated lots of Adware but the redirects and pop-ups are still happening.
Kaspersky TDSS Killer (is that the name)? renamed as 123.com on my desktop
Malwarebytes detected NOTHING. Hitman Pro detected nearly 500 adwares but could not remove them. SUPERAntiSpyware detected the Adware and removed all of them. I ran Hitman Pro again and it found 16 Adwares and either Hitman Pro or SUPERAntiSpyware removed them.
So what do I do now to get down to the rootkit and destroy it????
Thanks in advance for advice!