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Home Search "Assistent" and iedw.exe

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I have severly injured HSA but it is still kicking. I have managed to remove the "Home Search Assistent" program using various techniques from across the web. I no longer have the 4 [bleep] sites being added to my browser. When IE comes up it goes to about:blank, but no page shows. So I consider this a minor victory.

I cannot seem to get rid of whatever it is that keeps changing the home page in IE (FYI I now use Firefox...very happy with it). My question is this. I found this program in C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer. It calls itself IE crash detection and the file name is iedw.exe. It was downloaded at the same time I started having my HSA problems. I try to delete iedw...no deal. rename it...forget it. It just keeps coming back and no spyware detectors ever flag it. Is this a legit program? That seems unlikely. Is it HSA related or something else. And most importantly, how do I get rid of it and keep my home page from being changed. I no longer use IE, but the idea of something messing around with my registry bothers me.
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