This is mostly my own fault, but solving the problem has got me beat so far.
I subscribed to a list from laughternetwork.com called freefunnyjokes.
Recently their site said "to continue getting our newsletter goto http://freefunnyjokes.info/update.php ". Going to this site said "To continue Click here" - a link to http://laughternetwork.com/installer/videos/new_videos.exe"
More fool me, I clicked on the link, and it has installed something that shows on the system tray as a smiley with a drop down list for assorted kinds of videos.
I cannot find any way of removing this. There is nothing obvious in Add/Remove Programs. I have various software programs showing me what should run at startup, and it all *looks* legitimate. Task Manager gives all the processes running, but again there is nothing obvious there.
I have sent the owners of this list an email asking how to get rid of it, but there has been no response in over a week. Does anyone have any idea of how to get rid of this?