but trying to follow along without help hasn't done me much good and will probably make getting help even more difficult now. I'm running XP Pro Version 2002 Service Pack 2.
I downloaded TDSSkiller and ran it and it found something, but I didn't document what (I know).
I downloaded Malwarebyte's anti-malware and that didn't pick up anything
I downloaded microsoft security essentials and that scan removed several items involving "java" and a Win32/Pdfjsc>MZ
I downloaded FixCleaner and ran it but it may have been interrupted. It said it completed, but there was a computer freeze during.
I also, before everything had attempted to run combofix, but it was impeded by a message about AVG. I've since read that was a bad idea to begin with.
I had AVG and it never picked up anything. Now however it won't even open and it won't uninstall. Uninstall freezes add/remove programs and all AVG links are dead.
Svchost.exe still spikes. The computer keeps freezing up, especially when using the internet. The redirecting seems to come and go. It was still redirecting after the last of the scans, but hasn't been most recently.
Hope you can help.