Download and run HijackThis - get it here:
Unzip, double-click "HijackThis.exe" and Press "Scan".
When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Click: "Save Log" (generates: "hijackthis.log")
Next, HijackThis | Config [button] | Misc Tools [button]
Click: Generate StartupList log [button] (generates: "startuplist.txt")
Next, go to the link below.
and post your "hijackthis.log". There are the experts and they will tell you what to do.
Can anybody tell me how to get rid of magicsearch ?
It appeared on my machine today.
It has installed itself as the home page in IE6 and cannot be replaced. Any attempt to change the home page in internet options is overwritten. Also several shortcuts have appeared in the favourite's folder and when deleted instantly reappear.
I guess something is running in the background, I have looked through task manager, have run various adaware and spyware programes and have not been able to locate the source.
I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling IE6 without any luck.