I've read through a lot of the threads and have tried fixing the problem myself, but to no luck. A few days ago, I stupidly clicked on a link in an instant messenger window. I was still able to connect online after that, but now I can't. I'm using another computer right now. I ran a full system scan with AntiVir9x and it found some Trojan Horses, but it couldn't delete them. It said it would delete them at the next restart, but it didn't because I ran another full system scan and it found them again. I ran AdAware and Spyware Doctor and they didn't find anything. I tried running Spybot Search & Destroy, but it couldn't begin without Internet updates, which I can't get because I can't get online on my computer. I tried installing CWShredder, but I got an error stating it's not supported by my OS. I tried running RootkitRevealer, but I got an error and it won't open. When I restart my computer, it usually won't load Explorer. It will start and then stop before showing my desktop. If I press Control Alt Delete and then press Cancel, it will continue, though. If I press Control Alt Delete, my only options are End Task, Shut Down, and Cancel. There is no "Processes" tab or other tabs. The files "msdirectx.sys" and "xz.bat" appear in my C: folder. If I delete them, they reappear after I restart. I read that HijackThis doesn't find these files, so I don't know what to do about them. I'm going to download Firefox and stop using IE once I can get back online. I've attached my HijackThis log. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.