OK, I ran everything as directed (7 hours of scanning later!). Nothing was found.
HOWEVER, right before your first response yesterday, I had been reading another post in here and had downloaded and ran 'TDSSkiller.exe'. The directions in that thread that followed were exactly similar to yours.
After all the scans last night, when I restarted my computer, everything worked just fine, Windows installed automatic updates, and I can access everything I couldn't before (and no more search re-directs).
So I'm assuming that all is well...
Question: Now I have Spyware Doctor, Super Anti-spyware, AVG Free, all running on my computer. Which ones would you recommend using? Should I uninstall Spyware Doctor?
Thanks SO much for all the help. What a pain...
Here's the logs from my scans yesterday:
SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Loghttp://www.superantispyware.com
Generated 06/06/2010 at 06:47 PM
Application Version : 4.38.1004
Core Rules Database Version : 5038
Trace Rules Database Version: 2850
Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 03:02:16
Memory items scanned : 269
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 7698
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 139628
File threats detected : 0
ESETSmartInstaller@High as CAB hook log:
OnlineScanner.ocx - registred OK
# iexplore.exe=7.00.6000.16850 (vista_gdr.090423-0018)
# utc_time=2010-06-07 06:08:16
# local_time=2010-06-06 11:08:16 (-0800, Pacific Daylight Time)
# country="United States"
# osver=5.1.2600 NT Service Pack 3
# compatibility_mode=1024 16777175 100 0 633132 633132 0 0
# compatibility_mode=2560 16777215 100 0 0 0 0 0
# compatibility_mode=6143 16777215 0 0 0 0 0 0
# compatibility_mode=8192 67108863 100 0 0 0 0 0