i am using windows vista basic[/quote] actually i took lots of time to download and perform scan by all the softwares prescribed in your 8 steps here are the logs obtained please tell wat to do next. can u plz check my logs and tell me if there is any problem or not thanks actually i have disabled mcafee anti virus and installed bit defender Should i remove mcafee or remain it disabled only? waiting for more suggestions thanks for ur suggestion A couple of weeks ago I had been attacked by spyware. McAfee Security Center and Windows Defender, does not detect any spyware . The problem was that explorer.exe does not load automatically on login. This means I get my wallpaper but nothing else – no icons, no start menu, no taskbar. No task manager was there to run explorer.exe, .Then i opened i computer through safe mode with command prompt.then put the command to open explorer. Besides the fact that I don’t really want to manually jump start explorer.exe every time I log in, it makes me wonder if there is a bigger problem lurking in the background.then i saw a registry error, i made it correct but i have still many viruses in my d:/ drive like gphone.exe ,new folder.exe and many other viruses so i adopted "UPDATED 8-step Viruses/Spyware/Malware Preliminary Removal Instructions"and logs are posted above. anyone have any suggestions on what this might be? Thanks!