Hello all, and thank you in advance for any replies :)
I have recently come accross a machine that has been hijacked!! Let me explain...
This is an XP Pro SP2 system, running IE7 with all the latest updates. Whenever a Google search is performed (.com + .co.uk, from the searchbar, google home page, or any other subsequent Google pages, the usual results are returned fine, but whenever i click on a link, (any result, any search) I am redirected to another (usually) search engine, such as LookSearch, or various advertisment sites.
This problem is exclusive to IE (have recently installed firefox as a work-around) and does not seem to affect any other search engine (Yahoo, Ask, Live etc work fine).
I have ran the usual Spyware/AV scans using SpyBot, Ad-Aware and Windows Defender, (all with latest updates, as of 19th July) none of which were much help.
In a last-ditch attempt at salvation, i grabbed a HijackThis! log, which i will attach to this post, in the hope that someone more knoweledgeable than myself can find the problem. There doesnt appear to be any new programs/toolbars etc so i really am stuck!
Please please please help, any posts will be geratly appreciated!!!
PS having spent hours searching the net, the closest thing i could find was a 3 year old thread on some random forum where the problem lay with an "sp.html" and some associated rogue dlls and exes, but having scoured the HDD could not find evidence of this.
Again, thanks in advance for any replies!