Ok, so I've got a variation on the "about:blank" virus on my computer. Everytime I log into my e-mail account, I'm inundated with pop-ups telling me that (ironically) I have spyware on my computer. It also turns my e-mail page into a page with a generic search engine on it.
A check of my Ad-Aware, Spybot and Norton Antivirus shows me as being clean, annoyingly enough. As well, ZoneAlarm readings are normal. Another wrinkle is that when I tried to download my Windows Updates, it also led to the generic search page.
In addition to HijackThis, I use CWShredder, if only because it makes life easier and automatically removes a lot of the problem programs. HijackThis only gives you a big long list and lets you pick and choose what to remove. Then you remove a crucial program, and the computer blows up.
It looks like the CWShredder website is down (at least I can't see it), but just do a search for it on Google or Yahoo to find it. It does all the work; all you have to do is double click.
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Well, if you recall the name, please let me know. So far the only tool I've found (Data Doctor Recovery) allows you to see that your data exists, but doesn't allow you to recover it in the freeware version. Thanks!