Both IE and Firefox are redirecting me to dummy search engine and shopping sites whenever I click a link directly off of google. I have to manually input any url in order to view the page. And that's if the browser LETS me view it. A majority of the sites I am trying to view to solve this problem seem to be "unable to connect". Downloads cut out after a few minutes and uploading is impossible. Is an ip that is asking to "verify content" occasionally in the browser" 188.8.131.52 Following the instructions in this thread: topic58138 Step 1: Unable to view the webpage. Manually disabled as many things as I could/ knew what they were either by going into to program or disabling though MSCONFIG. Step 2: I am unable to get past the "welcome" menu in XP if I have McAfee running at all anymore. Any other website you suggest I go to to get free software is "blocked". I get this: Unable to connect Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at ww.[insert name of website here] .com. * The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments. * If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network connection. * If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web. I am able to visit sites such as worldofwarcraft or anything not security related Step 3: Same thing as above "Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at X Step 4: Same problem. I was able to dig up ver 2.0.2. Currently installed Step 5: Done Step 6: Unable to connect to the site. However I was able to connect to another site but the download instantly "completes" and clicking on the downloaded file gives me a invald Win32 App error Downloads seem to get cut off at 1.95 MB Step 7-12: Same issues. Can't get the download So at this point I am going to go find a clean computer that I can get all these downloads from and throw them on a thumb drive. I will post the results in this thread with new info.