Problem now resolved.
I found a file called somoto.dll in a folder for an application called Pivot Stick Toolbar. I uninstalled the toolbar from Add/Pemove programs and the problem is gone.
This dodgy piece of software must be more than a Toolbar as the Hijacks continued even when the Toolbar was disabled in Internet Explorer.
A list of the software that failed to detect it includes:
- Norton 360
- Hijack This
- Malware Bytes
According to the Webroot site, Somoto was first discovered nearly a year ago and none of these malware packages identify the problem. See discovery dates below.
- Germany on Sep 25 2010
- The United Kingdom on Dec 24 2010
- Indonesia on May 28 2011
When can we expect half decent malware protection? Is Webroot now better than the rest of the Malaware products?????