Google ad redirect

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
March 1, 2010 at 14:57:47
Specs: Windows XP
For about a week now, I have noticed when I
search in Google, the resulting links redirects
me to ads and/or other search engines the first
time I click them. I have read other forums on
how to fix this problem and ran Malwarebytes,
Spybot, Ad-Aware, and AVG in Windows Safe
Mode all at separate times. The problem
persisted. I downloaded CCleaner and after
running it, the problem seemed to be fixed.
Then I logged on my computer again today
and went to Google and it started again! Is this
a serious virus/adware/spyware? Can it be
Also from time to time, this message pops up:
Your browser is under the threat of infection.
Windows requires your permission to install
online protection tool.Your browser is run in
unsafe mode. Running the protection mode will
help you to keep your computer safe. Staying
at the suspicious website in unsafe mode may
lead to the loss of personal data and computer
breakage. To run the web browser in protected
mode Windows requires installing the certified
antivirus scanner software and online
protection tool.
Name: Online Protection Tool
Publisher: Microsoft Windows
It looks like a legit Windows warning, but I am
afraid to allow it to install the protection tool
because it may just be one of those false anti-
virus softwares.

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