good lord I don't know where to begin to explain this mess I have. At first, when I did a search on Google (using firefox) it redirected to odd sites. Then some programs would not load and I jumped in here for help. After running Malware Bytes, Super Anti Spyware, I had to reboot, and before i could get to the login screen where I put my username password in, a box pops up and says: In the blue header: services.exe - Bad Image - then in the main box: The application or dll globalroot\systemroot\system32\4DW4R3mwrAxhfbup.dll is not a valid windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette. Then it did it with lsass.exe (had to click ok on each) Finally got password entered, windows started to load and box after box pops up with the same message. the boxes were: userinit.exe explorer.exe atiptaxx.exe jusched.exe mccitrayapp.exe dumprep.exe mbamgui.exe ctfmon.exe net.exe atiprbxx.exe net1.exe taskmgr.exe Then Avast pops up 10 messages about c:\windows\system32\drivers\4DW4r3****** (various things) Well I finally got java updated, went to control panel and the old java install was not there. And I know I had updated it went my laptop alerted me. At any rate, no matter what I click on to open, I get the same error message box, it just pertains to whatever program I try to open. But after all this, when i go to google in firefox, it is opening the correct links now. Needless to say, I am a bit confused. Anyone can help me, I would much appreciate it.