I have XP Pro, Comcast internet, the two are connected with a router.
Earlier today Google started returning search results to me that, when clicked, took me to HotJobs and other ad sites. Uh oh.
I have run AVG, it has found nothing.
I have seen one message today when "AV.DAT" tried to go through AVG firewall. I denied it.
I downloaded Search & Destroy (on an other machine) but during its install it wants to download files from "127.0.0.1" and the error message is that a connection could not be established. That isn't surprising to me because I cannot surf to:
I can't get to the Hijackthis site to download it.
HOSTS file is empty save for the comments at the top. 127.0.0.1 WAS there, I removed it.
Malwarebytes is running right now, but it could not contact its web site when it tried.
Please help me. ;-)