Alright, so I have what, judging by the current state of this forum, is a common issue right now. Rather than type it out myself, I grabbed another user's OP with the same problem, to the letter, who has tried the same solution. Note that I am on Windows 7. Also of note, I am being randomly redirected to different websites on three different internet browsers. Before I ask how I can resolve the issue, I want to ask for a qualified opinion on if it is worth the hassle. I can easily reinstall the three or so programs that I use consistently on this laptop. The losses I would deal with would be extremely irritating, but not something I couldn't live through. My main computer is a PC, so not too much is saved here. I still have my Windows 7 install disk. Am I going to be better off dealing with the inconvenience of getting this computer back to working order after a system restore or am I better off pursuing a solution here?