You are not alone. I have been having the same problem since yesterday. I have AOL spyware as well. I can only assume that there must be something in the registry that allows it to rebuild itself after being blocked. Our AOL SPyware is catching it before it fully installs itself, which I guess is a good thing, but I want it gone for good. I have tried 2 separate utilites designed to remove hotbar, one by Semantic and one recommended by Smart Computing, but neither found anything on my computer even though AOL keeps finding it. I have deleted all my temp files and cookies. DRIVING ME CRAZY!!!!!