Yes, that was the first thing I did. I've used malwarebytes for about two years now and like it. Let me tell you what I've done so far...
besides Mb, full AVG scan
SpyBot(portable, updated) scan (found 1 Trojan and 11 adware)
errors and bad sectors scan
system restore back 1 week
Win 7 troubleshooting tool (network adapter and internet connection)
tuneup registry clean
HP scan ( that's where the snip came from )
got rid of google tool bar
down loaded Chrome, ( to check browsers )
ping the amazon site ( nothing sent nothing received, 100% fail)
But again, ie's favorites links will take you right to your site faster than you can spit?
unplugged for 5 minutes
Now, here's the funny thing... we unplugged the pc over night and we have no problems anymore. Go figure... I've talked with friends around the area and some of them are experiencing the same thing. Why some and not others, and all at the same time I do not know. We think the provider may be doing something but, why would unplugging over night fix that unless the reconnect set something different at the providers end or maybe I just needed to unplug here for longer. I'm keeping my eye on it and letting others out here know what we did to help... so far