Ok, I have been reading around here for the last few days taking all this in. I have done a lot of stuff by following several of the stickys and still havent fixed it. Task manager will not come up with C.A.D. or right clicking the task bar and selecting it. So far I have done this......I followed most of the instructions on the coolwebsearch sticky. I ran all those programs (Adaware, SB S&D ect.) and came up with a bunch of stuff but one thing stood out. When I did a scan in Ad Aware, it came up with several critical objects labelled "worm". Below is a copy of the data from one of the files that I figure is in question. There were several other files in the list, all under this category and vendor: bszip.dll, cmd.com, netstat.com, ping.com, regedit.com, taskkill.com, and tracert.com. "Vendor:Win32.P2P-Worm.Alcan.a "Category:Worm "Object Type:File "Size:2 Bytes "Location:C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskkill.com "Last Activity:11-17-2005 2:49:07 AM "Risk Level:Low "TAC index:8 "Comment: "Description2P worm I selected remove and it said it removed them, and on a restart and rescan, they were back again. This may or may not have anything to do with the problem I am having but seeing that it was a reoccuring problem and wouldn't go away it made me think a little. I then went through the tutorial some more and booted in safe mode and went through and "fixed" a few items and deleted everything it told me to. I also noticed Task Manager works fine in safe mode. Anyway, I went back and booted normally and still have no task manager. I have attatched my HJT file for further diagnosis. Any help is GREATLY appreciated! Thanks a lot for helping!