my laptop has not had any problems until recently. over the weekend, when i start my laptop, it automatically pops up IE trying to get to a website www.coloradosheep.com/accounting/........... really odd since i've never tried to go to that website before. i close that window and open up IE and i received an error that says "Cannot fine 'file:///c:/secure32.html'." i ultimately cannot use IE anymore. i use this laptop for everything and have a lot of files on there. is this autosys.exe something that i should reformat to resolve? can i follow your steps to cleaning up my laptop and feel secure that the issue is resolved? if i have to reformat, can i transfer all my files to my desktop without worrying that the virus will follow to the other pc? thanks for your help.