I am impacted by the antivirus 2009/google redirect issue. I have tried all of the steps...and for one day I got rid of the virus...i think. I just tried this morning...same issues. It will not die! Steps taken: Avira installed...ran a scan it deleted things. Smitfraudfix ran in safe mode...deleted a few things. Hijack this - had to rename to run. I deleted a few things SDfix- ran...rebooted. Seemed to delete things. Windows Defender - ran..deleted a few things. Spybot - worked one time...now it will not launch. Malwarebytes(installed) - renamed..tried the fix...still will not launch. SuperAntiSpyware(unable to install - safe mode gave admin error message) - renamed...could not get to launch. Reformat will be easier right now. The virus is "smart enough" to stop launching of programs. I am getting tired of it. Does anyone know these 2 things: 1. What is causing the redirects? What file or combo of files? 2. What would cause XP to not to launch certain programs? As a help to anyone who reads this. I am somewhat able to surf by choosing the "cached" pages in Google.