Posted 29 March 2009 - 03:27 PM
Well I finally throw in the towel and seek help. In the past I have been fairly sucessful at maintaining and fixing my computers through trial and error/research but this one has me going nuts! My kids (13 & 15) share a desktop computer and use the internet A LOT, needless to say I've got something on that machine that has been redirecting Google searches and I also have an annoying security popup that continually appears on both sides of my screen??
I have XP home, I run Norton AV, AVG 7.5, Ad-Aware SE, Spybot SD, TweakNow Registry Cleaner, Windows Defender and Super AntiSpyware. I have run all of these multiple times trying in Safe Mode and in Normal boot up mode and I still have the annoying problems? The funny thing is that if I run my machine in Safe Mode with Networking I dont get either of the annoying pests happening? But as soon as I go to Normal boot and all my startup programs and services run they are back?
Please lead me in the right direction and my trial and error days seem to be numbered...I want to give the kids back their machine before they put something on my laptop (which they are using now, ugh!).
Thanks in advance for any assistance you can offer....