Hi in the last week google has started to be redirected so links open to random pages. Also at the bottom of firefox ecata.info comes up. Downloads are also slow (max 10kbs when i normally get 200). Also not sure if this is a coincidence but there are ads for vimax pills on many pages now :S I have done a prreliminary Hijack this log but i need help now! Any help would be greatly appreciated! Hi thx for the reply. I dont really like the idea of going to IE and leaving this on my pc. ive read a few posts on this and it seems that it does not show up in antivirus scans. also switching to IE does not solve my slow download problem. Hi update for ne1 who will help. ive done the 8 steps now and removed some stuff and this is the malwarebytes and hijackthis logs now. id appreciate it if anyone can tell me whether there is any thaces of this malware on my system now.