Never used K9 Protection and don't know much about it other than what I can find on the web. Q: What is K9 Web Protection?
A: K9 Web Protection is Web filtering software. When you have it turned on, it prevents the computer user from viewing Web sites that contain unwanted content. It can block more than 55 different categories of content, including pornography, hate speech and sites that promote violence or permit gambling.
From that description, the program is preventing you from going to some bad sites. For instance, there are a couple of entries where drivecleaner.com has been blocked. DriveCleaner is a rogue security program by Winsoftware. See here
. There are also a couple of porn related sites that have been blocked. These sites are nortorious breeding grounds for infecting your computer with all sorts of malware.
I've scanned the system using Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware SE Personal and Ewido (as per guidelines in your last reply) along with Norton SystemWorks' full system scan - All in Normal Mode
I suggested you try performing your scans in "SAFE MODE
All of these softwares in my anti-spy/virus arsenal suggests my system is OK...but the problem persists.
What exact problem still persists? You need to be more specific here.
If its still a browser problem (being redirected to bad sites) then we need to have a deeper look as to what's going on with your system by creating a hijackthis log. This will help to identify and remove any malware files that may be responsible for your problems.
Please read and follow all instructions
in the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log".
You may even have performed some of these steps already. About half way down are instructions for downloading HijackThis and creating a log
When you have done that, post a log
in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum
, not here
, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer.
Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. Please include the top portion of the HijackThis log that lists version information
. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have no replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response, a team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.
If after 5 days
you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log here
After posting a log you should NOT make further changes to your computer
(install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc.) unless advised by a HJT Team member. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make may cause confusion for the member assisting you and complicate the malware removal process.