Whatever the case, the virus was removed....now...
My desktop background is Black. I can change it to the picture of my choice but whenever I go to Internet Explorer it immediatly changes to black again.
On my desktop display properties for the background choices there is an option at the bottom that says wppp. A html value.
The background picture is literally in the background....I mean that the picture is there but is covered by the black.
I had a bout last year with the "coolweb" virus and the same thing happened. I remember that something simple was done to aleviate the problem but cannot remember what. Something like going to something in the control panel and deselecting a checked box. Not that sure though.
My hijack this is short and simple:
04 - HKLM\...\Run: [sureshotpopupkiller] "C:Clean\Popup Block\stopthepop.exe" -minimized
04 - HKLM\...\Run: [HostManager] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\11220733\AOL HostManager.exe
023 - Service: WAN Miniport (ATW) Service - America Online, Inc. - C\:WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
I ran all of the typical stuff like CW Shreader, adaware, spybot, etc...