I am still at it but I wanted to say that I appreciated your time and efforts.
The Youtube video Cliff posted looks like it will do the trick. But, you might also want to run this:
Please set a restore point before running it, just in case. It's a pretty powerful program.
If you're unsure about what to remove and what to keep, just post some screen shots of what it found, and we'll advise.
Once clean, please delete that restore point using Ccleaner - you don't want the hijacker rearing its ugly head again.
That did it Simrick AdWare Cleaner did the magic...the other browsers have sped up immensely as well. My hats off to Cliff and Dude as well.
Sometime I get so anal about stuff not working...I appreciate the support
Thanks Cliff. Glad I could help!