It is now 1AM in the morning and I think I have done it! I was infected with the clicksearchclick hijack and have been busting my hump to get rid of it. I think it is gone… there is still a strange icon in my system tray but it doesn’t seem to do anything anymore. I will have to figure out how to get rid of it.
It took several programs – Spybot S&D, Ad-aware, Hijack This, and LSPFix combined with a pretty rigorous series of reboots in safe mode, but it is gone. Please, please, please let it be gone.
Did I ever mention that I absolutely detest purveyors of spyware, adware, and the like? I think these folks should be strung up by their genitals and publicly flogged. I also think that everyone ever victimized by these evil bastards should be allowed to get a few licks in.
Anyway, I think it is cleaned off and frankly I am tired of dealing with it all.