Programs opening themselves i have windows XP pro on one hdd, and all my data on another. So I already tired reinstalling windows, but the data hdd just infected it again (without the computer being on any network or anything like that). I can reinstal windows, that's not problem, but I can't just format the data drive, I can't afford to lose it, so I'm looking for some help if it's not too much trouble. whatever this malware is, it keeps opening IE. IE won't even be open (because I don't use it) and 14 or so windows of it will open on their own. Usually when I'm using the keyboard (which is a lot). heck it's reach 41 windows and another time made the whole system freeze up/crash hard. what I normally use is FF, and it keep redirecting pages i'm using to the home page. even the home page will redirect to the home page. again it seem to happen a lot more when i press a key than when i only use the mouse. I tried scanning with everything I could think of, but they didn't fix the problem. came here, did the 8 things (well, I didn't remove java, but it didn't have Java since I had just reinstalled windows), and now I have the logs. anyway, any help would be greatly appreciated, because I can't even figure out what this thing is.