Hi, I'm really please to have found this forum! I'm in the same boat as a few others here, I seem to have a google redirect virus. A couple of days ago I got a virus which appeared to install "advanced spyware" software. Dialog boxes kept popping up saying I had a virus. It hijacked my desktop background and replaced it with a blue background with a box in the middle saying I was infected. It blocked me from accessing sites like myspace, youtube etc. And it redirected my google search engine. Prior to finding this site I downloaded Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and it seems to have removed most of the problem, except for the google re-directs. Either the search doesn't run properly at all, or if it does, any links I click get redirected to other sites, It is doing this in both IE and Firefox. I have XP on my computer. I have followed the 8 Step virus removal as best I can and attached the logs. Any help to get rid of the problem (and advice on how to speed up my pc if I have too many things starting up etc) would really be appreciated. Thanks.