Everytime I turn my computer off and then back on and log back in, this "search assistant" shows up in the task bar on the right of the bar, but to the left of the clock. Also, my quicklaunch bar resets to default size, rather then the size it should be to show all my icons. Why the hell would it do this? ALso, search assistant i've removed in add/remove programs and also ran spybot and got rid of everything. There isn't anything starting up in msconfig either except for my norton client and AIM. Can anyone shed some light on this? It's frusterating as hell. Thanks!