In reading about the redirect problem, all of the fixes were complicated--and varied:
So, I tried to restore--BUT, there were no restore points available.
Then, I installed some every Firefox Add-on, to help with redirects, they were even more confusing--asking if i wanted to allow/deny the redirect--not allow OR deny, anyway that didn't work, but it did show that random ads (maybe java) would trigger the redirects too. (don't know if this helps)I use Firefox.
Then, i read i should install and run AdAware, SuperAntispyware, Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware, Spybot Search & Destroy--and as far as I can tell they did nothing.
Then, I read that i should delete the directory which has the overlay.xul file--in the 'program files/mozilla/firefox/extentions' directory. So i did this and nothing changed (as far as i can tell).
Then, I turned of system restore, and uninstalled/reinstalled Firefox--still have the same problem.
Finally, I installed and ran CombiFix and GMERI am running Windows Vista, and was using Microsoft Security Essentials for virus and malware.
I have CombiFix logs, if anyone wants to see them, i tried running GMER, but it starts and returns the following error:
LoadDriver(".\fwlyifow.sys") error 0xc000003A: The system cannont find the path specified, then, if i continue, GMER does not allow me to select the boxes that you're looking for.Thanks in advance for your help, this has been the most annoying thing ever. I would do fresh install, but i'm hearing even that might not work.
Edited by Orange Blossom, 09 April 2010 - 11:23 AM.
Move to AII as no logs posted. ~ OB