Started going through the steps in topic 375151:
DeFogger - all steps were just as listed in the post - until the reboot message. I never received th message, but rebooted anyway. Wallpaper on desktop was black upon reboot.
TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool - no malicious objects found.
Eset Online Antivirus Scanner - tried with both FF & IE, runing both as administrator, but couldn't get the page to load.
Started a new topic (393404) to get some help. Have been following those instructions:
FixIt - ran this. Still couldn't get to Eset Oneline Scanner. Other pages would load, but was still being re-directed.
TFC by OT - this ran just fine. Although I didn't catch all the numbers while it was running, I did notice over 429,000 of something (!) was cleaned up in c:\[user name]appldata folder.
Change DNS Servers - I ran ipconfig/flushdns. Was successful. I didn't start the next steps because I wasn't sure how to find out if my ISP requires specific DNS settings. When I posted the question in topic 393404, I was told that my "router is hijacked by DNS-hijacker". I was instructed to do the following:
discoonect from the internet; scan with MBAM; and then reset the router. Completed this and discovered I already had a custom user name and password on the modem. Asked Qwest if I could change to a different custom name/pw, but was told no. So used the old name/pw.
MBAM - ran full scan. No malicious objects found. Tried yahoo search (in IE) and am still being re-directed.
Was instructed (topic 393404) to post a DDS log in the malware forum. I am now following steps 6-9 in the Preparation Guide.
Thanks so much for your help!!