Posted 02 November 2010 - 04:42 PM
Windows XP SP3
Avira Antivir Personal - Anti-Virus
Searches in Google, Bing, and Yahoo are redirected to random sites using IE8 and Firefox. Typically running the same search again will allow some of the links to work, but not always.
Anti-spyware will not run unless .exe file is changed. I ran Malwarebytes (after changing to .bat) and it found some infections. Rebooted as instructed, but redirects remain. I see this is not an uncommon problem and I have already downloaded several of the suggested tools, but I do not want to run them without guidance.