From a clean computer, download Malwarebytes and send it to a flash drive or CD. Reboot the sick computer to SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING, input the FD or CD open and run a MWB scan, at the end of the scan infections will appear highlighted in red, click SHOW RESULTS, the attempt removal of items...this is certainly worth a try. Good luck!!
I've managed to pick up a particularly stubborn version of the Green Dot Moneypak virus.
I'm running XP Corporate and have exhausted every "fix" I've found online to no avail.
No version of safe mode will override the re-direct and I even tried a suggestion someone had made to burn a copy of Windows Defender to disc and then changing my boot sequence to boot from CD ROM instead of the hard drive. Green Dot didn't like it very much, but still I could not override the re-direct.
I'm sure this topic has been beaten to death already, but I'm making one last plea for assistance or ideas before I do the dreaded wipe/re-install.
Thanks in advance.