I've got a bad browser hijacker. It affects my online banking site, which (fortunately perhaps) displays a generic error code message when I attempt to log in. I suspect it came somehow from Wine, because I use Editplus as my text editor.
The url it redirects to is eaoueopa.com. I also suspect it is controlling my searches because any search involving "anti-virus" gets redirected to a set of bogus results with pages in non-native standard English, and reputable pages like cnet or Trend Micro don't appear.
It also prevents Comodo and Sophos from running. Commodo reports "comodo filesystem filter driver is not loaded" and running the terminal commands it suggests sends you back into an endless circle of the same error message. Sophos simply does not run. Literally nothing happens when I load it from the apps menu. A full scan of the file system in clamav doesn't make nay difference. I have quarantined all the infected files it reported and it's still there.
I have deleted and created a new profile in Firefox -- that doesn't make any difference.
I tried installing f-prot but that's too difficult for an uneducated user such as myself.
Short of reinstalling Mint, is there anything else I could try?