Ok, so I've got a variation on the "about:blank" virus on my computer. Everytime I log into my e-mail account, I'm inundated with pop-ups telling me that (ironically) I have spyware on my computer. It also turns my e-mail page into a page with a generic search engine on it.
A check of my Ad-Aware, Spybot and Norton Antivirus shows me as being clean, annoyingly enough. As well, ZoneAlarm readings are normal. Another wrinkle is that when I tried to download my Windows Updates, it also led to the generic search page.
In addition to HijackThis, I use CWShredder, if only because it makes life easier and automatically removes a lot of the problem programs. HijackThis only gives you a big long list and lets you pick and choose what to remove. Then you remove a crucial program, and the computer blows up.
It looks like the CWShredder website is down (at least I can't see it), but just do a search for it on Google or Yahoo to find it. It does all the work; all you have to do is double click.
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I did the uninstall/reinstall of my video drivers, re-inserting the RAM, with the 512MB going in the first two slots, and did a Full Scan on SWG, and everything seems to be working well (for now). Thanks Guru and Tarnish!