I am with you Rob. Many pointy things required.
I turned this all over to my wizard daughter who combined the use of about four or more Spyware cleaners, advice from various forums etc and after three hours last night and three hours tonight she finally (we hope) has it killed.
“Adware Away” was the biggest help.
We also used:
Spyware Doctor, Spybot, Hyjack This, About-Buster, CWShredder and a registry editor Registrar Lite.
One thing she found was that the registry editor was adjusted so that the user could not make adjustments – this means the spyware cleaners wanted to delete from the registry but the user authorization prevented it. Only by adjusting the user control to “full control” allowed them to really kick in and do what they should do.
We also found out there are (currently) five versions of this thing and we somehow ended up with two!
I would never have been able tot do this, thank you my wonderful daughter.
Also a big thank you for everyone who provided advice!!