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In trying to get rid of adware, I have tried booting my Windows XP Prof PC in safe mode and deleting the folder C:\Program Files\bpc_search. To be absolutely sure, I also emptied the Recycle bin.

The folder (and all the files in it) shows up again when I boot up regularly.
Tried this several times, the folder keep coming back from the dead!

I keep getting ads from ads.flashtrack.net......

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

I have run hijackthis and removed all the nasty stuff, it is posted here:
http://www.hijackthis.de/logfiles/f30114acfee82e186cb0b32d673e701d.html

(Note that C:\Program Files\Extended Systems\Advantage\Server\ADS.EXE is a safe program that I have installed for my use.)
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Hi scptech:

Did you try the links I suggested in your other question:

 http://sarc.com/avcenter/venc/data/adware.broadcastpc.html
 http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/BroadcastPC.html

They should help, I hope.
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It worked.
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I do have a quick followup question: what settings can I change on a stand alone Windows XP Prof PC so the logged in user cannot install any software (unintentionally)......
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"I do have a quick followup question: what settings can I change on a stand alone Windows XP Prof PC so the logged in user cannot install any software (unintentionally)......"

Sorry, I forgot to get back on this question. To restrict users, the easiest thing is to give users their own username and password, but do not make them members of the Administrators group. (Also change the Administrator password and don't tell them what it is).

You can also fine-tune many things by editing the Group Policy. You can do this from:

Start -> Run -> gpedit.msc

Also see this for more info:

 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307882

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