Hello. First time poster here. Here are the details of my problem:
A few weeks ago my computer (Windows XP w/ SP3) was infected by the Internet Security 2009/2010 virus. After a lot of researching I figured out how to remove this virus.
During that process I downloaded and installed Spybot Search & Destroy, Adaware, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to try to stay on top of spyware, malware, etc.
The same night that the IS2009/2010 virus got me, I also noticed that my browsers (both IE7 and Firefox) were being re-directed after clicking a link on a google search page. So, I began to do more research and found that I may be infected with the go.google.com hijack (or something similar). I uninstalled Firefox and re-installed it to see if that made any difference. No luck, Firefix still got re-directed. I uninstalled it again and now only have IE7 on the computer.
I have updated all of my anti-virus (PC Tools Anti-Virus) and anti-spyware (Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Spybot Search & Destroy, Ad-aware) programs and scanned my system numerous times with no luck in killing this browser re-direct. I put some of the sites that the browser was getting re-directed to in my list of restricted sites under Tools\Internet Options\Security\Restricted Sites. That blocked some of them from coming up but doesn't really fix the problem obviously.
I also tried following some advice from other help sites including (http://remove-malware.net/how-to-remove-gogooglecom-goyahoocom-or-gomsncom/
). I deleted four registry entries in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\InternetExplorer\Main related to go.microsoft.com. I also renamed nvsvc32.exe to nvsvc32.exe.delete and wscntfy.exe to wscntfy.exe.delete. It actually said to delete these, but I renamed the extension since I was hesitant to delete them outright. Both are found in Windows\System32. Don't know if I should undo that, delete them, or leave as-is.
Well none of that has worked. I still get re-directed to various websites when I search using google then click on one of the links in the search list.
So now here I am seeking help from the experts at bleepingcomputer.com! =)
Anyhelp you could provide would be much appreciated! Thanks!