The eradication of malware has become much more difficult lately. I work as a PC Tech for a company supporting many users so I see my share of infected computers and I understand what a pain it can be to remove some of this malware. In fact, the eradication of malware has become the number one priority in my job. The down-time that is suffered as a result of these malicious programs is huge.
I have used many different anti-virus applications with mixed results. The number one app that we use to keep viruses off the system is fantastic at virus removal, but still lacks when it comes to removing spyware, adware, and malware. As you well know, the internet can be an easy way to pick up these bad apps. It seems that more and more malicious programs are produced each day.
The last big issue I saw was when a users browser (in fact, both Internet Explorer and Firefox) was hijacked. Any search that the user performed was redirected to custom pages where there were ads for all sorts of merchants that had nothing to do with the main search. It appeared to be a piece of malware that was trying to make the person that coded it money.
If you aren't protected then you need to be. I have spent too much time as a computer tech removing these malware programs. You need to have a system in place to catch this malware. If you don't, you are playing with fire. Good anti-malware software will help you with the eradication of your malware.
The best software I have found for eradicating your malware is: