I also have a Hacktool.Rootkit problem.. I tried following the Hacktool.Rootkit procedure stickied on this forum, but I did not have any of the aliases (javapanel.exe, taskcntr.exe, etc) I do have the file msdirectx.sys (which norton found 2 days after I realized I had a virus) and a ms-dos batch file that I accidently downloaded (could be a separate virus/worm?) titled "xz" Can I have help removing this? edit: BTW, the attached doc. is the hijackthis log and sorry I didn't make a new thread.. the other forum I went on said to find one with the same topic.