Hello Brittney78, have you scanned with Avast from safe mode?How to enter safe mode(XP)
Using the F8 Method
Restart your computer.
When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode.
Do whatever tasks you require and when you are done reboot to boot back into normal mode.
Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove Programs
In the resulting list ,look to see if these exist. If so click on them and and select "Remove".
Cowabanga by OIN
ipwindows / ipwins
MediaTickets by OIN
Outer Info Network
PurityScan by OIN
Snowball Wars by OIN
TizzleTalk by OIN
Yazzle by OIN
Yazzle ActiveX By OIN
Yazzle Cowabanga by OIN
Yazzle Kobe :filtered:! By OIN
Yazzle Picster by OIN
Yazzle Sudoku by OIN
Yazzle Snowballwars by OIN
Yazzle Kobe Balls! by OIN
or anything similar with OIN, Outer Info or Yazzle in them. Reboot when done.
NOW: Go to Start > My Computer>C:\Program Files and again go thru the above list ,delete any of the program folders
IF they exist.
IF there isn't an icon for OIN
or (program) by OIN in Add/Remove Programs, then download and run the Purity Scan uninstaller
Save the Uninstaller to your desktop.
Double click on the OiUninstaller.exe icon on your desktop.
Click on "Run".
Enter the four digit code that is displayed and click on "Uninstall".
Click on "Ok" and reboot your computer.
for Instructions with screenshots if needed.Note: OiUninstaller uses UPX (ultimate packer for executables), an advanced file compressor and a method for compressing executable files to reduce their size to save space on a disk and download time. Some anti-virus programs such as Avast and Kaspersky may detect it as malware when attempting to download or unpack the compressed file. Courtesy Quietman7