For the last two weeks I was afflicted with a kind of malware that had the effect of re-directing Google searches to idiot-trash sites. Google wasn’t entirely useless as I could at least copy URLs and paste them into an address bar, but easy click-throughs were out. I tried running my Trend Micro Anti-Virus and Super Anti-Spyware softwares — no help at all. This morning I paid $30 for the latest version of PC Tools Spyware Doctor — partial success! There are still crap fragments in the system but Google seems to be mostly working again. Just saying.