yeah. here's some bad luck: i reinstalled windows (and in processes deleted and made anew my windows partition on the windows drive that has no other partitions) and without having the data drive connected at any time, it got infected again. i mean i was just messing with some things and hadn't updated windows (it had avast, spybot, and za) but that's kinda odd. i did connect one of my USB junk drives with some installs on it, but just long enough to get them off, and it's stuff like avast, spybot, mbam, za, etc. and it was on the internet, but just sites about writing code/batch files. i mean it's one thing for it to get infected again, but it just seems odd to me that it was the same thing. I just reinstalled windows again, so it doesn't needed cleaned, but that's still kinda crazy.