Put the Hosts file back.
Delete this file:
<-- no extension.
Make sure you can see all file extensions..
Open "folder options" in control panel
Under "hidden files and folders" have UNchecked
"hide file extensions for known file types.
Apply & OK settings if you had to change em.
Back to this folder:
Right click hosts.old
and hit "rename"
Call it Hosts
File types: All files
The hosts file should look like the others there --- a generic icon that windows typically shows when it dunno what to do with file.
Spybot put a bunch of sites in restricted zone for IE so lets clear that out and see what happens.
We can always put em back later.
and place it on desktop.
right click the file and select install, that will reset the zone settings.
Let's do this too. Won't hurt:
Download: ResetProtocolDefaults.reg http://www.mvps.org/...colDefaults.reg
Right-click and select: Merge (Ok the prompt)
REboot & test.
SNF or ... ??
Still both FF & IE doing it?
Does your firewall have a list of sites it blocks? Typically advert sites...
I ask because in the last set of screeny's you provided showed one of google ad-sense URLs.
When you refreshed after doing the screeny -- you would have been on the site you were after (I think here)
If still getting SNF --- can you try to disable the advert blocking component in your firewall then reboot & test please.
I think all this trouble is some conflict between one or more of your protection apps.
I don't think its malware. If its malware its gotta be the stealthiest one ever!!
With all the logs I made you do -- i think we're pretty safe on that end.
Just not sure what one(s) are conflicting -- so its gunna take a bit of playing around to pin-point it.
Eventually we'll find it! LOL!