Ok, the fix for win installer seems to have worked. I was able to update the latest version of installer without any registry errors.
I went back to the last step that was blocked by this issue which was the SuperAntispyware install. This installed fine now. I rebooted in safe mode and ran the ATF cleaner and the SuperAntispyware scan . . .took forever. It found 2 files that I deleted and below is the log:
SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Loghttp://www.superantispyware.com
Generated 09/05/2008 at 08:03 AM
Application Version : 4.20.1046
Core Rules Database Version : 3557
Trace Rules Database Version: 1545
Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 04:23:00
Memory items scanned : 199
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 6639
Registry threats detected : 1
File items scanned : 92259
File threats detected : 1
I just went to do a Google Search, and I still get the "jump" to a different web page. So, the installer issue seems to be fixed, but the jump issue is still there. What do you think? Thanks so much for your help.