The problem I am experiencing has to do with my web browser. I primarily us firefox, but occasionally I do use Internent Explorer for some video webplayers. I have noticed the problem mostly with Firefox, probably because that is what I use most. I don't remember exactly when it started, though not long ago (I haven't had this computer for long). Whenever I open Firefox, rather than showing my usual homepage (google), it pulls up a "Yoog search engine." This is also apparently set as the default search engine, since when I mistype a URL it now goes to "Yoog" instead of googe. This same "program" also added a toolbar feature to firefox. I have been able to reset the toolbar to google as I prefer, but when I attempt to restore the other settings in firefox they revert to Yoog when I restart the program. I have also noticed an icreased amount of "pop-ups." This is an issue my computer rarely had before. Normally firefox is great at blocking such advertisements.
I did find a topic on this forum describing a problem similar to mine, and I followed the directions as closely as I could but the problem still exists. This is the thread I was reading:
I do download some free software (file converters and such mostly), and I have used frostwire, but after reading this thread I have since unistalled it. I imagine it came from something that I downloaded, but I have no idea what.
I have began the antivirus scan that he linked to in that thread (panda activescan), but it is taking some time to complete. I have attached the DDS log as described, There were two that popped up, so I went ahead and put both in here. I will greatly appreciate any help.
Thank you in advance.