I am using windowsxp pro, service pack 2, and IE 6. When I clik on a Google search result my browser is redirected to something like Http://188.8.131.52/php?c=69284 ( this changes after I re-connect)then further redirected to http://www.web-prayers.com or I end up at either a commercial site or, if its a blank page, dns4error.com. HJT has'nt found anything new during this, ( except a 017 reffering to tcpip which it always does) I have( several times now) run AVG, AVGanti-Spyware, spybot (all in safe mode ) I tried 'fixwareout' ( twice), I d/loaded 'ComboFix' and ran that, which only messed up the toolbar on my IE.On trying a system restore I found it wasnt working, I get the message "System Restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart your computer, and then run System Restore again." now time wont sync eihter, I went into service to try and restart time-sync but it didnt help..while there I tried to restart the system restore in services.msc, but got access denied, error code 5. That may have been like that for a long time though, but I thought I'd mention it. before the scans I cleared all my temp folders etc, I have searched for various things in the registry and checked my host file, which says simply '127.0.0.1 localhost' which I believe is normal. although AVG always says it has 'changed'. IE crashes quite a lot though. I cant fix this because I cant find anything! help!!!!!!!