If you have it working now, cool! But, I remember using firewall software or something that offers to disable "doubleclick," which I think redirects the link. EZ Trust by Computer Associates could be it, but there is also a free version...AVG I think.
There's some good stuff on this website...I've also used Secretmaker. It's a pretty strong security program, but might have some bugs. You would have to Google "secretmaker."
Here is the solution for your problem. It was giving me headaches.
You have delete the following registry entry.
Thank you, PiDad -- GoogleAFE removal fixed the problem. Any suggestions on removing other Dell trash programs that may become problematic?
If you cant find the GoogleAFE to remove in the Control Panel and also cant find the Hkey mentioned earlier in the thread, it will be listed under HKEY - Current User - BAE