if this IS the address you are trying to get your updates from , it is concerning
www dot windowsupdate dot com
this will show you what is happening with microsoft updates for ME; when DID you last update
properly your ME?
microsoft support FOR windows ME ended some while ago
please see http://support.microsoft.com/ph/6519
sounds like you are infected me thinks;
can you kindly put in here the URL you get sent to when you go to your start menu's windows update ?
when you DO update you SHOULD see something LIKE http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp
I am working on a 98se machine at present so the screen shows FOR a 98se machine ; yours may be slightly different
are any other web pages you are trying to access being redirected to other sites?
may I suggest you fully update and run the AVG 7.5 anitvirus program
also rerun the super antispyware and asquared programs
I think you could also try a wee small program called stinger http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/
its exe is http://download.nai.com/products/mcafee-avert/stng380.exe
it is a stand alone program that requires NO updating , you will be delighted to hear!!!!
when you have got the shortcut to the exe on your desk top and left mouse click on it to open it, go to preferences,scan these targets/select processes and boot sector to scan
in virus detection select repair
in detection section have everything EXCEPT the top two boxes on the left hand side ticked, so you SHOULD have seven (7) items ticked in the detection section
also; from my work on another comp with this program , may I strongly suggest you go to in IE/tools/ internet options/temporary internet files/settings /amount of disk space to use
and for this exercises, delete ALL files in that folder, then reduce the space IN that folder to virtually NIL
the reason why I suggest this is my work on another badly infected computer computer had an infection within the temp files Folder quite literally multiplying within that folder as we ran the scan ; so, if you reduce the available space to virtually ZILCH you can stop any multiplication if stuff IS in there;
as the scan runs you will see and watch its progress and it will tell you in RED writing what it finds, can you let us know what it DOES find?
this wee scan CAN take a while if there IS a nasty infection on there;
also, you do NOT need to be connected to the internet to run the scan but merely to download the exe and its definitions;
please let us know how you get on with those scans; I am going to suggest that this thread is moved to another section as I am convinced you do HAVE an infection , hopefully not from P2P stuff but that factor cannot be ruled out
of interest, do you have your computer CD and licence key to hand? or from where did you obtain this computer?