I seem to be having a google redirect problem in both Firefox and IE and Chrome, and I've tried to run HijackThis and DDS and RootRepeal (in normal and Safe mode) but it won't allow any of them to run. The message I get is "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropiate permissions to access the item." I've checked the permissions and it seems fine, and it happens even if the files are stored on the desktop, or in the C: drive.
I can't run AVG or Adaware or Spybot Search and Destory either. The only thing that I can get working is CCleaner, which I'm running regulary, but to no avail. I've created a system restore point and backed up the data that I need.
I'm running Windows Vista.
Also, whenever I open a browser (before I load any page), my bandwidth shoots up to full capacity (I'm using bandwidth monitor). As soon as I close the browser, my bandwidth returns to zero.
I hope somebody can help me; I understand it's a pretty difficult situation.
Edited by Fearless Magician, 10 September 2009 - 07:12 AM.