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Last updated 20/08/2006

Malware sites: searchxl.com and hotsearchbox.com

Uses a file called ie.reg to reinstall itself if removed.  First, delete that file, most likely stored at c:\

Using regedit, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.  Delete any reference to 'SystemSearch'

Follow the instructions at this link to restore your original search settings.