When ever I perform a search in either internet explorer or firefox, the resultant page is redirected to an ad site. I've done some internet research and believe that I'm infected with a redirect virus. Based on the results found on the internet I did the following:
Checked LAN settings to ensure no proxy was selected: This was ok
Checked DNS settings to ensure that ensure the option ‘Obtain DNS server address automatically’
Checked my Windows host file: This was ok.
Ran RKill to stop non essential processes. The only thing that was halted was
I then ran combofix.exe and it said that sptd.sys was a potential issue (can recall details here) so I quanrantined it.
I then ran superantispy, spybot, etc.. and the gambit of the usual antispyware suspects.
Oh, I forgot to mention that I also searched for that TDDS file typically associated with the redirect virus and it was not on my PC.
Well none of the helped so i am here pleading my case. Any help that could be offered is greatly appreciated.