I followed the instructions on the "You Must Read ... Before... Hijackthis...." pages; specifically, on 5/15/05 I downloaded and ran Cleanup, Ad-aware, CWShredder, and Spybot, including applicable updates. That seemed to solve the problem for a couple of days, but as of last night, the problem was back.
This morning, I reran each of the programs (after checking for updates), and, with the exception of Sypbot, all ran normally (I guess -- hth would I know?!)
Spybot completed its scan and found 3 critical items, all under Wild Tangent. (Ad-aware had just found 9 other Wild Tangent problems and removed them).
I pushed the Fix The Problem button, and got the following 2 error messages:
Bad Image: The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\wtupdates\wtwebdriver\files\188.8.131.52\legacy\wt3d.dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette.
This application has failed to start because WDENGINE.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.
I tried completely uninstalling, shredding, and reinstalling Spybot three times, and got to exactly the same point each time. HAYULP!! I don't know What the... to do! Thanks in advance for your assistance.