I was reinstalling windows (namely installing windows 8 instead of windows 7). But then chrome suddenly closed. When I started it, it had that annoying en.v9.com home page
that I don't know how to get rid of. I tried removing the argument in chrome's shortcut and changing chrome settings (Set pages). Also it made itself the default search engine and who knows what else. I thought that it must be µTorrent's doing. So I decided to: 1) reinstall windows once again, 2) give tixity a try. But to my surprise just after installing windows 8 and running internet explorer I saw that very en.v9.com page.
I'm now going to reinstall windows once again, but move the content of the disk into a folder first, so that windows wouldn't inherit anything, if that's what's happening.
But I'm open to your suggestions. I doubt reinstalling windows will do any better. Also, do you know by any chance what it is and where it came from? I saw similar report on µTorrent's forum.
UPD Well, I reformatted hard drive, installed windows and I can't see v9 anywhere now.
What are some Windows malware removal tools that are "User Safe" (I don't trust regular users with Hijack this)? Which ones give you the most results without asking the end user to make decisions?
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware is pretty user-proof and does a very good job at removing some of the newer stuff out there.