Long-time system tech / admin, have performed hundreds of removals. Unfortunately, I've run into a redirect issue in IE that's truly baffling.
It appears to happen most often when clicking on links generated from google search results. The sites I'm redirected to are dubious, but they don't appear to outright malicious.
I've tried just about everything I can think of: ComboFix, MalwareBytes, Spybot, Adaware, HiJackThis, Avast, AVG, SuperAntiSpyware, etc, etc. I've even resorted to using Filemon and ProcessExplorer, but they haven't revealed anything. I've reset IE back to defaults, I've "reinstalled" IE, I've disabled all add-ons / toolbars / extensions / etc. I've removed the drive and scanned from different machines, I've worked through a lot of the IE related registry keys by hand. In short, I've done just about everything I can think of, but I simply can't find what's causing these redirects. It's hyper annoying to say the very least.
I believe it's the exact same issue being experienced by this gentleman: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/278464/malware-removal-request-google-redirect-problem/
So.... anyone have any suggestions? Any tools to try?