-Google redirects to various websites, usually get-answers-fast.com, or 126.96.36.199, and some other random websites in between.
-Many folders on my computer are locked (see attached capture.jpg) despite the fact that I am running w/ administrator priviledges.
-Sys tray doesn't compact items like it did pre-redirects.
-Google images only loads the first three rows of images. I can scroll down in the left-hand panel to change most options. This started the same time as the redirects.
What I have done so far (Multiple times each, in various orders):
Run Kaspersky TDSSkiller - which found nothing.
Run Malwarebytes... which found/fixed some things, but did not address the problem
Run Rkill, which will disable the problem temporarily, but only addresses one closes one file: SysWOW64/rundll32.exe.
Run combofix, which will fix the problem temporarily/sporadically (only on some websites).
At times the google redirect appears to be fixed (but not the other problems), yet when I shut down my computer or let it go into sleep mode, the issue will reappear the second that I turn my computer back on!
I am running the 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Edition so I can't run GMER.
Let me know if this info help/what other logs you will need. This problem has been occuring for about a week now and it is beyond frustrating!