Hi all, I think my computer is infected by an IE hijack as my IE browser keeps getting redirected to directseek.org, thefreedictionary.com, info.com and random sites like that whenever I try to Google things and click on the website (or when i click on websites, in general). I eventually can still search websites from Google but I have to close the windows the 1st time, and then search & click on it a second time to access it....since the 1st time, the browser always gets redirected. ALSO, when I look at my taskmanager, there are several "iexplorer.exe" running even when I have no internet windows open. My internet is much, much SLOWER on my laptop because of this infection (sometimes I have to restart so that the internet works or I just get a blank white screen that is "loading" forever), and I can't shut down my computer quickly because the "DDE server window" pops up continuously, same with iexplorer.exe, and I have to press like 5-10 times before my computer actually shuts down. My laptop refuses to shut down. I tried to follow the post about removing malware that is provided in this forum but it is very hard to do so because I have to open new windows, and due to this infection, my comp can't handle it. My Dell Laptop came with McAfee, but when I do a full scan, nothing comes up? Well, McAfee did tell me about having trojans in the "updates.exe" file which I quarantined, and deleted. Yet, I still have this problem! =( --I am currently using Windows XP, and IE explorer 7. Below is my Hijack This Log. PLS HELP!! It is much appreciated. THANK YOU SO MUCH. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 9:46:44 PM, on 8/31/2008 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705) Boot mode: Normal Edit by chaslang: Inline HJT log removed. READ & RUN ME sticky not followed.