om another machine, download Spybot, adaware, Stinger, and cwshredder. Then on your machine, boot into safe mode with networking. Press F8 at post several times a second until you get the option menu. once booted up, select the admin account to logon with and then install the applications from the CD. Don't reboot. Run STINGER first, as this will clean off viruses, and then run the ad removal programs. CWShredder is used only if you have the CoolWebSeach tools loaded, but they are good to have on hand...
I have ad aware oon the machine at home and have run it, I don;t have the others though and do not have Cool Web Search Tools. Do run Stinger then see what happens, and if nothing happens can I still re-install winxp?? and also where would the reg key be?? if I need it iI only have a XP disc for this computer here at work, can't find the one for the home computer. Thanks so much for your reply I printed it out.