First, I thank anyone who has time to take a look and even attempt to help with this issue. It has been driving me insane for a week now.
The first sign of trouble was the dreaded random double underlined linked words.
I ran multiple scans of my laptop (running on Windows 7) and thought the issue was cleared. After a day of no issues, the problem returned. I then checked my FireFox (which I use at all times) extensions and add ons, and found something called "Shop-Up".
This extension will allow me to click on "remove". It appears to be gone, the random word links are gone, but upon next reboot, it is all returned. I tried multiple restore dates, none have cleared any of this at all.
I found a page .. somewhere (didn't think to save it grrrr), saying this is connneted to "yontoo".
I went into control Panal, and both programs were listed. Yontoo, uninstalled. Shop-Up, will not.
So, I researched a bit more and found this walk through page:
I have followed these steps multiple times and found both Yontoo and Shop-Up files hidden this way. Some can be deleted, some not.
Tonight, I went to reboot my laptop and it refused to load again in normal mode.
I went to SafeMode, booted, did a restore, again, and it then rebooted normally. Upon rebooting, I now had a desktop for Error Expert 1.5, which, I have never seen before on my system and don't recall downloading.
Now this program, not only will not uninstall, but it tells me it doesn't exist in my programs.
Now, tonight, all of the random double underlined words are again back.
Any ideas at all, like ... any? LOL.
Im ready to turn this thing off, put it in a box and drive to the recycle center.
Than you for any help anyone can offer.
Mod Edit: Removed DDS log, not permitted/used in this forum and issue appears to simply be adware issue, commonly handled in this forum - Hamluis.
Edited by hamluis, 22 October 2013 - 06:15 AM.
Removed DDS data - Hamluis.