On any google page, (except the home page) when I click on the search link to go to the page it references, I get redirected to some other page than what the link pointed to. Quite often it's yellowpages.com, http://infomash.org & http://www.get-answers-fast.com. I use both IE 8 & Firefox 9 and get the same results using both browsers. When I can place the url address in the address bar I also get the redirect but it's far less often.
For some reason when I copy the url from the web page to the address bar the words 'Cached - Similar' automatically appear to the immediate right of the address just before the redirect but if I remove those words before I either click the 'go' button or press ENTER there will be no redirect.
Also, in the status bar, "http://santalubaulacara.com" or "http://satan.isyourfriend.com" often appears during the redirect and on the 'redirected to' page - in the address bar, the address will start off with something like this: http://220.127.116.11/search/web/.....
I've tried scans using Malwarebytes, Avast, Trojan Hunter, Rkill, Eset, Windows malicious software removal tool, RootKit Revealer, TDSSKiller -no effect
I've disabled add ons -no effect
I've gone into 'safe mode with networking' disabled the add ons -no effect
I've googled over to Bing & used Live Search -same results
How's this for a laugh: I tried ComboFix. Its command window gave me an "attrib.exe not recognized as an....command" error. Fixed that, but when I went to delete the program & reinstall it, the folder for the ComboFix program was missing - in its place was the desktop icon for "My Computer" but named "ComboFix" and when I opened it - the "My Computer" window which displays the computer drives was opened!
I'm using a Linksys 2.4GHz wireless adapter and tried it on other PCs to see if this could be the source of the problem, but there are no redirects using this adapter with any of the other PCs - just the one in question here!
Deleting the cookies seems to help in both browsers - but only temporarily.
I really don't want to reinstall the OS, but even then I've read in one blog where not even that helped in one person's case.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
PLS do not recommened links to Microcraps' No-Help-Or-Support pages or to their Lack-Of-Knowledge Base - as over time I have found these volumes upon volumes of USELESS RUBBISH to be helpfull for NOTHING!