I have read the topic how to remove search assist and did as directed. I am running spybot 1.4b and it removed an extra couple of things spybot 1.3 couldn't/didn't. I am working on win98 and I keep getting weird things happening. This is a friend computer, mine doesn't have any of this stuff and I honestly don't know how it gets there. I must have a firewall and my norton must be working well along with spybot. Thank you very much for your help. I appreicate you folks being here!