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Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now?

When I attempt to navigate to a site using IE I am always redirected to a seemingly random internet site. When open security essentials it pops up briefly before disappearing. So im unable to run scans.

I've tried anti-malware (malwarebyte) and it has quarantined some items but same issue remains. What else can I try ?

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marked as duplicate by Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, surfasb, ChrisF, Nifle, Sathya Jan 20 '12 at 7:49

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

If you put your comment as an answer ill accept it, if permitted. – blue-sky Jan 14 '12 at 16:10
Yikes. Time to abandon ship. Grab the backups and reformat, because only God knows what else is on your machine now. – surfasb Jan 14 '12 at 16:52

You might want to try scanning with Windows defender offline. It's available on Windows Update

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Just start your computer in safe mode, this way it won't shut down the process so that you can scan.

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