I'm an illiterate about IT problem solving... I read something about how to get rid of this malware, but would u be so kind to drive me through this nasty jungle? I'd appreciate e lot if u were stating all the steps i have to follow and all the freeware I have to use during this battle. I want to get rid of the problems before the owner of the PC comes back (end of the week). Can u also explain me why this machine is so slow? Characteristics: HD 1 with 16.9/19.1 GB of free space, HD 2 with 88/114 GB of free space, microsoft office 2003 up&running, no geat softwares installed (no games...), windows xp - 2002 - professional - service pack2... Thanks a lot for your help. Cheers, a1.