Success. Finally, my blocking or redirect of Google problem was solved, unfortunately I am not completely sure how. Here is a summary of the action I took at the suggestions of many kind and helpful experts. I write so others that might have the problem can hopefully fix.
1. I ran Cleanmgr at run.
2. At L'arc suggestion, I forced an Avast scan and detected no infected files.
3. At L'arc suggestion, I downloaded and ran Malwarebytes (MBAM). Results, no infected files.
4. At L'arc suggestion, I ran Hijack This (HJT). HJT found (and as identified by L'arc) that there were a number of blocking hosts related to Google. Those hosts were in c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. HJT could not fix those faulty hosts because I think they were write protected?. Anyway, I tried to manually delete the bad hosts but couldn't.
5. At Tech suggestion, I downloaded Hostman at http://www.abelhadigital.com/
. I was unsure that this program helped me even though I could see the bad hosts but was unsure how to delete them. The appeared to detect the bad hosts but they came back. (RAN OUT OF ROOM MORE ON NEXT POST)