Symptoms: - redirects links that I click on at google, yahoo, or any random site (IE6, IE7, and foxfire) - redirects to other search engines, ads for insurance, antispyware, etc. - blocks mcafee.com websites, and mcafee does not seem to be able to update itself - no icons appear in notification area during bootup (including mcafee) - I can open mcafee through the start menu - antivirus and firewall says it is on. My system: dell dimension 4600, Win XP Pro SP2, probably 5 yrs old, no issues before this I installed a Startup Delayer to try to get my icons to show up - everything came back except mcafee. I turned off several unnecessary startup items but the symptoms are still there. I ran Spybot before the 8 steps - a few internet cookies were found and deleted. 8 Steps: 1) Antivirus - ran mcafee full scan for what's worth, nothing found 2) CCleaner - done 3) I disabled internet connection and turned off mcafee for steps 4 & 5. I uninstalled Azureus which I used occassionally to download tv shows. 4) Malwarebyte's - found a couple of items and cleaned. (Perfect optimizer was installed after the bug started.) 5) SuperAntiSpyware - nothing found 6) Java - I uninstalled old version and installed latest. But the java verify site isn't recognizing the new installation (?). 7) HiJackThis - done 8) Logs for Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware, and HiJackThis are attached. After completing these steps the symptoms are still there. I really hope someone can help me. I'm trying to get more mileage out of this computer, maybe I can afford an upgrade next year. Thank you!