Windows Search Engine Protection
an unkown application is trying to change your default search engine
What would you like to do?
Keep my current search engine (Recommended)
Replace my default search engine with the one from the unkown application
I then get this "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage".
The home page was aol.com, but it changed it to aoll.com. I get the same message as above, but in the address bar, it changes to the url in the attached file wierdURL.txt.
I tried to get to Yahoo and Google, as well as this site, and I get the same message. I can ping all three sites without a problem. I can also ping aoll.com (IP reported as 18.104.22.168). I also tried to get to my router, but it would not let me get it via the IP address.
I ran the utilities suggested, DDS and Root Repeal, the log files are attached. I did get an error when running Root Repeal, "Root Repeal Error, 'invalid PE image found'". I also got another error from the software, "could not read System Registry contact the author".
I was able to load AVAST, and Zone Alarm by downloading them to my computer and using a thumb drive to load them. AVAST cannot update it's dat file, nor update it's program, when I ran it, I found several virus's and trojans which I removed. I am unable to set it up to do a boot scan, so I can't find anything else.
I loaded MalwareBytes software as well as RKill. I run RKill, then I installed the MalwareBytes software. Copied the file into the folder and ran it. I would not access the site to update the software. I ran it anyway, and it found some stuff, but there is a large difference between the two versions.
I have also uninstalled IE, then re-installed it. I still have the problem.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.