My problem is that my Google search results are being redirected to sites that don't even match the thing I'm searching for. (Ex.: I'm searching for an actor/actress' name and it gives me a shopping website that seems to be down or no longer online.) I also went to uninstall this random Spyware Protect 2009 thing that literally just popped up on my computer (and is annoying the crud out of me), but it doesn't show in the Add/Remove list, so I'm guessing that's also an issue, though I'm not sure.
I ran my Avira AntiVir and it came up with 8 warnings and 3 detections (I can post the log if needed). It will also not update on it's own, saying I have no internet connection, when I clearly do (I updated Avira manually yesterday). I am wanting to avoid revamping my computer entirely since I have many things I want to keep on here (most of which I've copied to cd now), and I do not have the money to pay for an anti-virus subscription. Along with installing and running HJT, what's my next step to be? I greatly appreciate any help given.
OS: XP Home, SP 2
AntiVirus: Avira, freshly updated
Computer: Dell Dimension 1100
CPU: Celeron 2.53 GHz
ETA: Ran the MBAM and got rid of the SP 2009. Now my issue is the Avira notice that pops up, saying C:\WINDOWS\cqwth.dpq is infected with the TR/Agent.its trojan. I keep telling it to delete, but it keeps coming up. Please tell me how to get rid of this... I tried to delete it manually, but it restored itself.
Edited by BunnyGrrl, 30 April 2009 - 02:25 PM.