My XP laptop, shortly after being connected to the university network, automatically installed many useless programs including My Daily Horoscope and others.
I initially removed all the programs using add/remove programs. They reinstalled one day. I removed them again. I also found several folders including bsx32 and a file called bsx32.ini which I deleted.
They reinstalled again.
When I use explorer and go to the symantec web site, a new window opens for another goofy security software which was installed by these phantom programs, saying something about an alternative to symantec.
I am now using Netscape. But I would like to remove all traces of these other programs so they don't reinstall if I use IE. Any help is much appreciated.