Thanks for taking the time to read this.
As the 'username' shows, I am in the darkages when it comes to technical issues ... so please go easy on me guys. :D
I ran Adaware (safe mode) and it came up clean.
I ran SpyBot S&D (safe mode) and it showed the presence of UrlSearchHook.atlpz.
I made a note of the registry location:
When I click on the fix in S&D it says it removes it but when I reboot back to normal mode it is still there.
I tried running HJT but it reports a missing file on my computer (MSVBVM60.DLL) and will not run.
What I am wondering is if I can go into the registry and manually delete the SW folder containing the "Shopping Wizard" and associated files or would I have to go about this another route. The "Shopping Wizard" is also showing in my Add/Remove Programs list.
It is not causing major problems right now as I have stopped using IE and I am now using OPERA so whatever problem I do have on my computer it isn't being compounded.
Sorry if I haven't explained this well enough or provided you with enough information but I played sports at school and my vcr still flashes 12 o'clock so it gives you some idea of what you are up against.
Thanks for any help you can offer.