Hello and thank you in advance for reading this. About 1.5 month ago, I had the same problem as the one I'm going to describe. At the time, I followed the 8 step process and got rid of the virus. My computer ran smoothly until yesterday. I am not sure when the virus reappeared yesterday but I remember seeing the Java icon in the tray. At the time, I thought it was updating Java or something. Now I believe it could be part of the problem (note that my Java is up to date). Two sites I visited yesterday that potentially hurt my computer: income.com (seems legit) and ... youporn.com. I was first suspicious about a virus when FireFox crashed on me yesterday. FF never does that to me. Then a few minutes ago, after launching FF again, I did a google search and was redirected to some site full of ads. I understood then that the evil virus I had the month before was back. I immediately opened Malware Bytes and tried to update it but it wouldn't update and gave me an error message. I ran MB but it didn't find anything at all. This morning, I went through the 8 steps but unfortunately, it didn't help... My machine is a Toshiba laptop running XP. It's about 3 years old but it works great. Well, until this virus came on board. Here are some of the symptoms I was able to notice: - FF crashes regularly - slow downloads - Google redirect of most searches - unable to update anti virus and other spyware removal tools - unable to use the up and down scrolling on the laptop trackpad - anti virus and firewall don't load at start up - battery management tool doesn't load at start up - quick launch icons (next to the start menu in the tool bar) don't show up anymore I went through the forum before posting and even though many people have redirect issues, they don't seem to have the same symptoms as me, which is why I created a new thread. Thank you in advance for helping me out.