I'm usually good with computers. But, there are times when I know I'll be needing outside help before I end up reformatting my hard rive to try attain normality. This is one of those times.
I run a Windows XP Home OS.
When I run a google/bing search engine, the links provided to nearly always send me to a blank-page site (goingonearth.com)
This bugged me quite a bit, so I ran trial-version MalewareBytes Anti-Malware. Some results came up so I removed the detections. But, the main problem persisted. I then ran McAfee Security Scan Plus, it all came back clean. Next, I tried running Microsoft Security Essentials-which I usually always have running as my main virus protection. The window would pop up and close down, the program always inactive on start-up.
Searching the net, I came down to going through Windows Task Manager, and shutting down anything that did not look quite right. Doing this I can get MSE to start and run through a complete scan. Everything comes up clean.
If I go through Task Manager, I turn off the odd-ball processes I can usually get google/bing link to work correctly. But, I shouldn't have to do this whenever I try to use my computer.
Is there anyway I can fix my computer before I go bonkers and decide to time consumingly reformat it?
And again, thank you for any assistance!
Edited by Blade Zephon, 30 July 2011 - 01:49 AM.
Moved from XP to AII. ~BZ