I appreciate in advance your time and patience...
Running Vista Home, and started having redirect issues with Explorer. Tried to run Spybot, but I couldn't access..."Windows cannot access the specified file/device/path...you may not have the appropriate permissions to acess the file"....tried to uninstall and reinstall but I keep getting blocked on the reinstall...permission/access issues.
So after reading through your forums, I downloaded Malwarebytes which would not run...tried to download dds to post the log, but the screen won't run...even after disabling Windows Defender Real Time & Windows Firewall. I have been able to run Spyblaster, but I think that's putting the cart before the horse
I am currently not running any other anti-virus programs - checked via my program list. Finally, I am able to navigate normally, it is only when I use the search option, and then click on a link, that am I redirected. However, if I simply cut and paste a URL into the Google toolbar, I get to the website with no problem.