Hi Guys Seems I've caught a dose of this blasted thing. Don't let your sister's kids near your computer! Anyway, I've been through the processes in the stickies and I'm hoping I've got rid of the offending articles, or replaced them with empty files of the same names. My thinking is that maybe the nasties won't be recreated if there's already something there. Could be wrong though... I've attached the output from EWIDO and HJT. I'd be grateful if somone could have a look at them for me. Thanks.