I've run ad-aware and spy sweeper. I'll delete everything it finds, only to run the programs again to find that its all back. I manually remove the traces in the registry, and they pop back in. My homepage keeps getting set to "about:blank" which isn't the real blank page(full of links), and a popup window opens everytime i open a new browser window with the "about:blank", constantly refreshing until i close it. Win2kpro sp4, IE6, all current updates.
Most common things I find are:
CoolWebSearch (the main problem)
http://searchx.cc (I think the links from the about page come from here, "Best search engine")
I've tried everything short of a drive format. Even did a windows full recovery. And I just formatted this drive a few days ago due to misc problems. I can't find anything in my startups, and no irregular processes running. But something keeps putting this junk right back into my registry. Any help?