I should also add some history. Previously (last week) I had been having a problem with some malware that would intercept my browser with a variety of warnings i.e., bogus scans that purport to have discovered a whole list of malware on my computer. Also warnings that would repeatedly pop up with different content and block all my attempts to open my browser. This malware would identify itself as "Windows XP Anti-Spyware" and would suggest that I buy the associated software on the Windows XP Anti-Spyware site. Again I ran Norton, Spybot and CW shredder but nothing showed up. The only way I was able to get around it was to go to system restore and select a back date (January 31) before this problem started. My feeling is there is still a lot of junk in this computer and, while I was able to get around it sort of, the redirect problem is probably the tip of the remaining ice berg. I should also add that this computer was given to me a few months ago so I don't know its long term history. My feeling is that this may require the Combofix scan and, since my reading of the material on this site suggests that this be done with help from someone in the forums, I'll wait for a response from someone here. I do have the Combofix program downloaded and have read the tutorial for it. In the meantime I'll wait for a response from this forum. Thanks for being available and for all the good work. This is such a much needed effort.
Edited by hamluis, 21 February 2011 - 05:12 PM.
Moved from XP forum to Am I Infected.