I am a newbie, once upon a time if I thought I had a virus I would simply format and reinstall my OS, I'm now on a my work's laptop which has a great deal on data on it.
Here's my dilemma.....
I have recently experienced some problems following, i believe, a Windows Media Player codec download. Whenever I use google now it opens links in a new window and sometimes to another search engine, normally yahoo. I have checked the advanced options within google's settings and the box is unchecked for links opening in new windows. Certain pages I cannot open at all however, most pages do open correctly, albeit in a new window, on the second time of clicking. Results2 appears at the beginning of the url for a short period of time prior to redirecting. It has just now started sending me to maxnetfinder. I just search for maxnetfinder and managed to find a forum where the problem had been identified, my DNS server address had been changed. Google now operates correctly but I doubt that I am free from unwanted files on my laptop, please could someone have a butchers for me.
I've attached the documentation as required in the tutorial.