having all sorts of problems with a desktop. I can not install any program in normal or safe mode. My virus protection has been shutdown. When I attempt to go to any Virus protection web site ( symantec, mcafee, trendmicro, etc ) my browers gets page can not be displayed. Being local computer geek in my neighborhood, i get the gems. I have attached the log file from hijackthis. I did the scan while in safe mode. btw: I can not browser to any virus protection site in "safe mode with network" either. Any help would be greatly appreciated. If I can not get this fix I was planning on backing up all th data than "NUKIN" the hard drive and reinstall.