Hello. Tried everything I know but I'm stuck. Yesterday, I started noticing odd behavior on Google. Any time that I would try to type anything into the search bar, I would get a few characters typed and then the page would refresh itself. I'd try to type again and get the same result. Hitting spacebar seemed to make the refresh come sooner, but that might just be me seeing something that isn't really there. If I would type quickly and hit the search button, I would be redirected back to Google with some extra stuff appended onto the address. Here are five examples I copied and pasted so you could see what I'm talking about: hxxp://www.google.com/webhp?emsg=NCSR&ei=vE9BTIzWLIPcefa_3bMN hxxp://www.google.com/webhp?emsg=NCSR&ei=xE9BTIa8B5fCePuRwK0N hxxp://www.google.com/webhp?emsg=NCSR&ei=0U9BTN2eNofEeJT25MUN hxxp://www.google.com/webhp?emsg=NCSR&ei=309BTJW7KZD0eNCthbsN hxxp://www.google.com/webhp?emsg=NCSR&ei=809BTKfYL4eMeLmC9cQN While I was assessing what the heck might be going on, I suddenly noticed that two of Avast's "shields" were disabled (the web shield and the mail shield). I reactivated them but one reboot later and they were disabled again. This happened multiple times, though they seem to be staying on now... Also about that time, I noticed that my recycle bin icon was not refreshing back to the "empty" icon when I'd empty it unless I hit F5. I'll admit, this might not be related, but I thought I should mention it. Might as well mention, too, that the first time I tried submitting this thread, the system locked up to the point where I had to reset it, which hasn't happened before. The logs requested by the eight steps are attached to this message. I can't express how grateful I am that there are kind people that so graciously give their time and effort to help out people like me. Thank you in advance! NOTE from Bobbye: I have edited the URLs so they are not valid hyperlinks. It's okay to leave examples, but when it isn't known whether they have malware, the URL should not be typed in as a link.