Posted 31 August 2009 - 04:27 AM
A couple of days ago, I started noticing that clicking on Google search results did not take me to the actual link, but to all sorts of other, commercial pages (I can get around this to some extent by getting the addresses and going directly or using the cached page, when available). As I searched relative to this problem, I found various suggestions, such as run HiJackThis or Malwarebyte's AntiMalware or RootRepeal. I am able to download and install these programs, but they will not run. Trying to make them run gives me a "You don't have permission" message. More research suggested, for instance, renaming the executable for AntiMalware -- that didn't work as I was denied access. I re-downloaded AntiMalware and saved it to a flash memory stick, and was able to rename the executable there. I was able to open it, but as soon as the scan started, the program was terminated. The same was true of RootRepeal, and I tried running your DDS, but the scan was immediately terminated. I've also noticed that in my anti-virus software (AVG 8.5) the email scanner is not activated, and I am unable to activate it. I've successfully run AVG scans, and they turn up nothing. I am running Windows XP. Please let me know what further info is needed, and please HELP!