Open Windows Explorer. Go Tools>Folder Options>View tab, put a checkmark next to Show hidden files, and folders, UN-check Hide protected operating system files. NOTE. Make sure to reverse the above changes, when done with this step. Upload following files to http://www.virustotal.com/ for security check: - C:\WINDOWS\system32\NILaunch.exe - C:\WINDOWS\shicoxp.exe IMPORTANT! If the file is listed as already analyzed, click on Reanalyse file now button. Post scan results. =========================================================== Unless you installed Viewpoint Manager knowledgeably... Go Start>Control Panel>Add\Remove (Programs and Features in Vista), and... Uninstall any of the following programs associated with Viewpoint: * Viewpoint Manager * Viewpoint Media Player * Viewpoint Toolbar This program does not do anything bad such as deliver ads or spy on you, but it is considered foistware ("drive-by-install") as it is installed without your consent through programs like AOL, AIM, Compuserve, etc. ============================================================= I can see some Avira items. Is it still functional and running?