Thanks in advance for any help/instruction. You guys do great work!
When I run a google search, the results appear normal, but when I click on any of the result links, I am redirected to a page seemingly unconnected to the search. The only way I have been able to get around this is to right click -> copy link location -> new tab -> paste url -> enter.
Also, occasionally when browsing, random sites will open themselves in new tabs when I have not clicked anything.
I have run scans with MBAM and Avast Anti-Virus, but they find nothing.
I am running Windows XP and using Mozilla Firefox 3.6.3
The virus slipped past my constantly running Avast.
I am tempted to run combofix as recommended here
and outlined here
, but I'm a little scared to do so because I know it is a very powerful tool.