|I'm not an IT pro, but I have fought off a bunch of viruses/spyware/etc. in 15-plus years of online computing. Now I'm facing something I can't cure on my own. It started with a Click.GiftLoad infection, mutated into a Google-redirect situation, and most recently has eliminated audio functions & refuses to allow me to install new programs like Vipre or Super Anti Spyware. I have run Spybot and Malwarebytes repeatedly, including safe mode, and CCleaner, which seems to have wiped out restore points prior to last week. Have done a few system restores. Quite likely I have made the problem worse. Attempts to reinstall Windows XP Pro SP 3 have failed as well.|
Any hints, suggestions or next steps will be welcome.