The following was from MAUWTH. I have the same problem. I have run Ad-ware, Spybot and PestPatrol and it still shows up on my taskbar. See attached HijackThis log file. Thanks "Since yesterday at startup I have a toolbar with a textbox and search button on my taskbar that's named "Search Assistant". Right-clicking it let's you choose between "Blazefind", "Google", "MSN" and "Yahoo". If you enter something and press "Search", IE opens the search engine you chose before. I didn't put this toolbar there, I don't need it, it ****s up my taskbar and I don't know where it came from. I tried to deactivate it, but every time I restart my computer it's there again."