I've run malwarebytes and avg in regular and in safe mode each twice. Also tried SUPERAntiSpyware (both normal and safe mode, again). All that came up were a few cookies that I removed but I doubt had anything to do with it.
The problem remains. I searched the forums for similar problems and found a couple but the directions given varied with each situation so I thought it would be wise to seek help with my specifics.
Any help is appreciated.