Recently my comp has gone haywire. I think I have the same problem as this guy
. The symptoms:
- I get this error when trying to log in to WindowsLive Msgr: "Windows Live Communications Platform has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."
- I am getting redirects from search engines (Google) to random websites, everything from Stopzilla to yellowpages.com - oddly enough, nowhere especially unsavory (so far).
- Some programs are acting glitchy/not working. I installed MalwareBytes to see if this was a malware infection but when I attempted to run it, it began to scan then seemed to crash out and when I try to reopen it, Windows tells me it cannot find the specified path.
I bought and ran ESET NOD32 but though it found and cleaned a virus or two it did not fix my problem.
Any help would be appreciated. I really don't want to have to reformat my comp and reinstall my OS; I only did so recently (June 2009).