Hey team, judging by other threads it seems like this little terror is becoming somewhat of an epidemic. Mine started about two weeks ago with the "Total PC Defender" virus (ie. malware parading as legit protection software). All browsers would redirect to spam sites when i clicked on google links. Computer a little slower starting up than usual. I'm now getting a slightly different version which calls itself "XP Virus Defender" or something like that, and tells me that my firewall is down and starts scanning my computer without prompting. I've isolated the process -after a bit of searching- as ave.exe. I can shut the process down as the "scanning" starts, and that gets rid of it. But it keeps coming back - seems to be linked with browser usage. Also (though this could be unrelated), my computer sometimes stalls for patches of 5 minutes at a time, where I can hear my hardrive clicking, but pretty much everything else freezes. Have previously had various p2p software installed - uTorrent and Azureus... but now banished for good (looks like i'm learning my lesson the hard way). Much love to anyone giving this a look. Thanks, Justin.