On the advice of another member who suggests this is not malware related I will try my luck in here. Here are the main issues I am experiencing (running XP): -When I try to delete from the recycle bin, the file disappears but when I re-open the recycle bin it's there again. -Can not free up space on my hard drive -Can't copy files to my flash disk. I get the error message:"could not copy "file" the request could not be performed because of an input/output device error" -This happens will all the flash drives I try -Can't delete files from my flash drive. I get the error message: "Cannot delete "file" access is denied make sure it is not full or write protected or is currently in use". I made sure to close down any programs that could be using the file etc. Help would be much appreciated, thank you.