Running Windows XP Pro.
It started when I went to launch a software development tool (Delphi 2009). I had been using this Monday evening, and on Tuesday mid-morning I went to start it again and it displayed its splash screen for a second or two and then shut down. It doesn't appear to hang up-- a process appears in Task Manager briefly and then disappears-- it just seems to crash.
About the same time I experienced 2 or 3 Google redirects. They have since stopped, however. [EDIT- Correction, I just now experienced another redirect]
In trying to fix the Delphi 2009 not running problem, it was suggested that I run Regedit. When I attempted to do so, the desktop momentarily disappeared, then re-appeared, with Regedit not running. I also tried running cmd with the same result.
It was about then that I started to suspect virus or malware.
I have installed and run regularly AVG anti-virus and Spybot S & D. Both of those run clean.
On reading on another web site (and based on a past experience) I also installed and ran Malwarebytes. This did detect one malicious object, which it deleted. No change in any of my problems, though.
That brings me to here.
I read this thread on this forum which seems to describe exactly the symptoms I'm having, but I didn't want to follow the advice in that thread because it was suggested to not do anything other than exactly what was being suggested.
Any advice or suggestions would be most appreciated!
Edited by dongna, 08 May 2009 - 11:43 AM.