hey, So I've read through the 8 step guide and have all the logs. it all seemed to work. I have Avira anti-virus, SUPER antispyware, comodo firewall, ccleaner, malwarebytes' anti-malware, and hijackthis. prior to completing the 8 steps, Avira would always report the same bugs every time i executed certain actions ex: upon ctr+alt+del, Avira would say C:\WINDOWS\system32\karna.dat is the TR/Crypt.XPACK.Gen Trojan. Also, Avira would report C:\WINOWS\brastk.exe Contains recognition pattern of the WORM/Autorun.nuz worm and C:\WINDOWS\system32 dllcache\beep.sys is the TR/Rootkit.Gen trojan randomly, or what seemed randomly. After finishing malwarebytes' anti-malware, it asked me to restart because the bugs couldn't be deleted otherwise. After i did that everything seemed to be fixed. i ran superantispyware and hijackthis without detecting any bugs(i think, can't remember). Anyway, i'll post the log files and wait for a response i guess. thanks.