- What to do: go back to factory conditions (called refresh or reset in Windows 8).
- What not to do: download games from torrent sites. But that's more a tip for the future.
I downloaded a game and upon executing the install I was treated to lots of adware, malware and files identified as trojans. I re-booted into safe mode and ran several cleaning programs. HItmanPro, Emsisoft Emergency, adwcleaner, tdsskiller , malwarebytes and MSE. When I was able to boot back into my regular desktop I had to uncheck the "use proxy server" boxes in options on both IE and firefox.
Right now, I cant figure out how to get Steam (store reports error 130), the Blizzard app (splash screen reports error 1130) and things like the flash player downloader to connect to the internet. Flash says it needs an update but it wont connect to the server. They all say the have no connectivity.
I'm running win7 x64, amd fx-8320, 8gb's RAM. Hope someone can help, IDK what to do!