I was finally able to get 'istart123' malware virus under control - following manual instructions from a YouTube video - or two.
(YouTube is handy for a lot of things)
This stopped it from Hijacking my Internet Browser - though I was sure it was still infesting my system. And in this 3 day process I mangled my system somewhat and had to restore several things.
I Then decided to give Malwarebytes (free) virus killer another try - hoping that they had Updated their virus library to include 'istart123'. I was sure this virus was a recent invasion since both Spybot and Malwarebytes hadn't detected it in previous scans.
AHA ! Malwarebytes did indeed now detect it - and removed several pieces of intrusive trash it had placed on my system. It took them 5 days to come up with a solution though. Not a criticism. It just shows how tuff this virus is. I haven't scanned with Spybot yet (I will) - because it will often detect stuff that Malwarebytes misses. BUT I still think Marwarebytes is about the best virus program around.
So if you get this bug you can pretty well be assured that
Malwarebytes will get rid of it.
But to this very moment I don't know how it got on my system. I can think of several way: Torrents; Mods; Jpegs and such that I downloaded for my blog ...
But I don't really know.
Back in the saddle ...