This is Windows XP Pro SP3 with Internet Explorer 7. I have a search engine redirect problem which has some very interesting characteristics. First, this problem occurs across all search providers, google, bing, live, etc. Second, it is not user specific. Regardless of the log in name the action occurs consistently. Third, the action is that after you do the search and receive the search results, when you click on the result you are redirected to a solicitation or information page that is somewhat related to the subject matter of your search results. If you click back and go back to the search results and choose the same result a second time, it comes up correctly. And this aspect of the problem where a second and any subsequent click of the result brings up the correct site is consistent across all the search engines. I have run thorough scans using Spyware Terminator, AdAware, MalWareBytes, and Avast. The malware, adware, and spyware scans caught various relatively minor things, but my system still has the issue. My hosts file is unchanged and there is no Internet Explorer Search Page key in the Registry. Additionally, I am evaluating the Non Plug and Play Devices area from the Device Manager to see if anything there might be amiss. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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