Thank you in advance for all the help with these vexing problems! SYMPTOMS: Google searches redirect to false searches. Pop-ups from cr0zybanner, for instance. Whitesmoke app downloaded to desktop and startup. WNA3100.exe will not load and I cannot get on Internet. fastprox.dll would not copy during Windows XP Repair Install. BACK STORY, ATTEMPTS TO FIX: While I was browsing the Internet (mangafox.com if memory serves), IE8 froze. After it started working again, Google searches redirected to false searches and I received pop-ups from cr0zybanner, for example. I quickly attempted a system restore operation, which went through but did not solve the problem. I attempted a restore in safe mode with command prompt which generated the following error : "System restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart your computer, and then try system restore again." I found a post on this forum with similar symptoms, so I thought a post was in order. However, I found prep instructions at www.techspot.com/vb/topic109461.html. Following these instructions, I downloaded and ran Avira Antivir, Comodo, ATF-Cleaner, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SuperAntiSpyware. Here's where it gets interesting. After rebooting, Comodo does not recognize WNA3100.exe and says it is trying to alter "protected registry key HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet???\Services\WSWNA3100". WNA3100.exe will not load whether I allowor block and I can't get on the Internet. I've tried to reinstall WNA3100.exe, but I do not have the permissions. I also tried to to perform Windows XP Repair Install to no avail. During this process, fastprox.dll would not copy. So I used a friend's computer to download HiJackThis in an attempt to continue the instructions. However, now I see the updated prep instructions for prep with GMER and DDS. I will run those tonight. In the meantime, I have all the logs from Avira Antivir, Comodo, ATF-Cleaner, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, SuperAntiSpyware and HJT. QUESTIONS: How should I proceed? Should I post the logs I have? Since I am using a friend's computer to post, is it safe to transfer the logs via USB stick? What's the best way to post the logs? Apologies for the long post, but I wanted to be sure you knew the circumstances around my potentially disruptive attempts at correcting my computer's issues. Many Thanks!