Some malware (spyware, trojan, virus or worm) once deleted can damage the legit applications or files.
I suggest that you run Ad-aware SE scan in safe mode.
Before running a scan using Ad-aware, reconfigure it. Follow the steps how to reconfigure it by going to http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6132-0.html?forumID=32&threadID=63481&messageID=752698 (that is Marianna's post).
When done. Scan using updated Norton Antivirus in normal mode.
You might want also to scan online to make sure that nothing is "missed"
Go to Panda Activescan - http://www.pandasoftware.es/activescan/activescan-com.asp
This requires ActiveX instead of Java. Let it disinfect what it find.
As for Java error, what Operating system and browser do you use? Do you use Sun's Java or Microsoft VM?
Alright I ran Norton it found trojan.adwaheck and startpage, Backdor.jeem, Bloodhound.ex,
Download.tojan, and mhtmlredir.ex. I only quarintined these items bc I was afraid of deleting important
drivers. Then I downloaded AD-ware SE and it found Malware, dataminer, and some other stuff I deleted the first batch but
then java stoped working and then I was afraid to delete any more. every time I run AD-ware now it finds at
least 15-20 bugs and they are moatly malware and some dataminer. The impact is that being on the internet
with my laptop is impossible bc it always redirects me and java dosen't work. the rest of the system
seems fine however I don't use it for very intense purposes
Thanks for the help,