I'm still in the process of learning all about Techspot. I've never asked a questions using the 'insert' option. I would appreciate someone looking at my hijackthis! log and giving me suggestions. If this is incorrectly done please bare with me. O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\nwprovau.dll Winsock Hijacker Every time I've seen this its been a bad thing This is a quote from an auto scan program that advises this line is of concern. When going to the recommended website to fix the winsock LSP file it advises that it is unable to fix this what is being called a 'broken link'. This is the concern I have and would appreciate explanation as to first of all if it 'is' an issue (understanding that my cable internet connection is working fine.) or if it is something I need not concern myself with.