I have a real problem that started out as fairly trivial ( I thought! ) and has progressed to the point that overnight my laptop (when left online to it's own devices, becoms a virtual porn machine!),
it all started out as something called coolsearch which decided it should be explorer's home page.
I was able to take it out with ad-aware which deleted it's registry entries.
Well it came back! As of Dec 5/6 Symantec identifies it as a trojan.digit virus, I did all the specified removal tips to the registry plus found another entry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\search.URL\www.allneedsearch.com.
At present Symantec shows no virus, specified registry entries aren't there ( until some how a porn page pops up!), I cant set up a custom search engine in explorer so I set it to lycos in the registry.
As a final solution I'll probably have to reload everything, but for curiosity and future knowledge I'd like to know if anyone has any other non-lethal solutions?? This thing brings up some really nasty crap!