Before we get to your problem, I noticed that you posted your question in a number of CNET Forums which does nothing but confuse things. I've already seen your post here, Computer help, and the Window's XP Forum, I haven't checked all of the others. Second thing is NEVER post your here e-mail address on a forum ANYWHERE. There are bots that will pick it up for spam, etc. purposes. Third, Symantec (Norton)added this adware to their detections on Live Update on October 6th, 2004 which means that probably all the AV companies have it listed which means that you aren't using AV protection or aren't keeping it current. There may be more than one way to get rid of this but this link I'm going to provide is the directions from Symantec. It involves going into the registry so MAKE sure you back it up. Once you get this problem taken care of, we will provide you with some suggestions as to prevention for future attacks. Hope this helps.
Somehow I got a plugin or something installed into explorer that's created a second address bar and downloads things onto my desktop. It's called Begin2search.com Bar. How do I get rid of this thing???
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