Thanks so much for the prompt reply.
1 .I actually used ccleaner tools to uninstall web companion, and then scanned the registery to remove residual files (also with ccleaner)
4. Will take your advice and uninstall Java 6 Update 17 (thank you)
The "All in 1 Search Bar" is listed in firefox addons
Fix result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (x86) Version:09-08-2015 Ran by JasonM (2015-08-09 21:50:21) Run:1 Running from C:\Users\JasonM\Downloads Loaded Profiles: JasonM (Available Profiles: JasonM) Boot Mode: Normal ============================================== fixlist content: ***************** CreateRestorePoint: CloseProcesses: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Lavasoft CMD: netsh winsock reset CMD: netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt Reboot: ***************** Restore point was successfully created. Processes closed successfully. C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Lavasoft => moved successfully. ========= netsh winsock reset ========= Sucessfully reset the Winsock Catalog. You must restart the computer in order to complete the reset. ========= End of CMD: ========= ========= netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt ========= Reseting Global, OK! Reseting Interface, OK! Restart the computer to complete this action. ========= End of CMD: ========= The system needed a reboot. ==== End of Fixlog 21:50:56 ====