I have repeated the processes suggested by you just to make sure I got everything right and nothing was missed.
Here is what I have done today:
The AdAware link took me to AdAware 2008 and prompted me to use a TrialPay offer before the program could be downloaded.
I decided not to take part in that scheme so consequently,no AdAware scan was performed.
Spybot S&D results: 246131 objects scanned, NO immediate threats detected.
Downloaded Housecall 6.5 free scan
results: ADWARE_MEMWATCHER 1 infection
HTTP Cookies 5 detected
I removed all of these even though the cookies were of the Profile type.
Downloaded Mc.Afee Stinger v10.0.1.602
Results : Number of clean files 233627.
Windows Firewall- enabled
I am now about to perform the Hijack This scan and post the log file in the appropriate forum as I fear I may have posted incorrectly with the first HJT log file.
On my Desktop I now have:
AVG Free 8.0
MalwareBytes Anti Malware
I thought that with this army on my side I could win the war easily, but no