The problem is:
For any query on any search engine (google, yahoo, etc.) the results page appears normal. The links, however, do not take me to the correct page, instead they take me to random web pages. Firefox and NoScripts add-on stops this before it gets any further, but it's a major pain in the ass. I'd say these redirects happen 50-75% of the time I click on a search result. If I right-click and "copy" the link, and then paste it in to the address bar of a new tab or new browser window, the link returns the correct web page. It is only when I click
on the link directly that they redirect.
Symantec has detected a Trojan TIDDserve (i think that's what it's called) and attempts to delete/quarantine have failed.
I have run malwarebytes, spybot s&d and hijack this. I have successfully used these and similar programs before, in conjunction with forum advice, to remove malware/adware/spyware in the past, this particular problem is eluding me so far. In the past, I've been able to identify problems and remove them, even fixing registry hacks.
Malwarebyts, SS&D and HJT seem unable to detect anything out of the ordinary.
Full disclosure: I really have no qualifications to do any of this stuff, and I don't pretend to know what I'm doing, maybe I just got lucky being able to fix it in the past...
Edited by Orange Blossom, 01 February 2010 - 07:52 PM.
Move to AII. ~ OB