Hi, I just signed up today to this forum and that in itself was a nightmare. I never know when I'm on a real site and when I'm not, to be honest. Whatever is in my pc is driving me to drink. Today I ran the Adwcleaner and it helped so tremendously that I thought my problems were solved; that is until I tried surfing just a little. I soon realized something deeper still exists than Adwcleaner was able to find. I am still having troubles with my browser being redirected, I'm seeing ads that appear to be part of the site I'm visiting, including bleeping computer's site, and yet my gut tells me they aren't supposed to be there. When connecting to a site I will hear multiple clicks. I'm sure there is more I just haven't noticed yet. I do know that there is something called White Smoke still in my pc although I removed it manually with the ad/remove hardware. It's still there, just disabled for now. I'm just not computer savvy enough to handle this on my own and for heavens sake, I don't have the money to send my pc out to be gone over with a fine tooth comb. I only paid about $75 for it from a computer recycling place when my old one took a mother board crap. This one is running windows XP, and beyond that I'm not sure what other information to give you. I know when I tried to log into this forum my computer redirected me several times, including opening an entire new window in which it told me website could not be found or did not exist...something to that affect/effect (pardon my grammar). I have no idea what tool to attempt to use next as I simply do not trust my computer or even where I am when logged into a site. I use Microsoft Security Essentials for anti-virus. I've also run their 10 day trial for some tool to run incase Essentials isn't cleaning stubborn adware and malware. I can't remember what it was called, but it found NOTHING. I'm too broke for a new computer and I don't think I can afford to have this one professionally cleaned. Estimated cost was almost as much as I paid for the dumb thing, and that was the starting cost. Can anyone please help me?