|Aha Dawie - you are a well known name around these parts.|
My original #2 was to point out that the links were missing in #1. I must have been too fast or something because a few seconds later they arrived. Yeah grandfather is right, 13 of them to be precise, but only 4 of them girls.
As for your post then probably #1 will sort it. If not it is worth running ADWCleaner, see here:
Might be worth running anyway because toolbars being added behind your back could be the source of your issue. You'll probably be surprised to see what old junk it finds and gets shot of.
One other thing, look in "Control Panel > Add-Remove Programs" and make sure no weird programs have been installed without you knowing. Make sure you don't uninstall the wrong thing - google will usually tell you what they all are.
Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks