I am new to this forum, and have come here looking for some help ridding myself of a 'virus'.
When i run a search in google, all of the main search result links do not mouse-over properly (i.e. there is no display of the destination in the status bar at the bottom of the browser. If I click on any of these links, then a new window pops up, and bad things start happening (spam, attacks, etc)
I have since downloaded AVG free version, and have purchased spyware doctor.
Both tools have told me that they have identified and removed several infections and malware, but the the Google re-direct problem is still present.
I also think that this virus is preventing me from running exe files. Is this possible?
Another symptom is that my browser periodically closes with no warning.
I am running windows XP pro, and use IE8 for browsing.
I have also downloaded hijackthis, and I will share my log below.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
Edited by Chez Jonesy, 23 August 2009 - 10:39 PM.