I've just learned a hard lesson. Being a programmer I guess I should know better, but I went searching for a crack for Nero and ended up with a bunch of nasties including tcpipmon.exe, ipmon, "Spyware Infection Has Detected!" virus in the taskbar, Generic3.PSO, Clicker.EOD, Proxy.MWP, downloaders and adware of various sorts. Based on various threads on this site, I've done the following already: - Install AVG - install ZoneAlarm - run SmitFraudFix.exe - run vcleaner.exe (from AVG site) I no longer have the "Spyware Infection Detected" icon in the taskbar (yah!), however, the worst part is that none of my 3 CD / DVD drives are recognized anymore. They have power but are not found by xp. I may end up reinstalling but I was hoping someone could look at my HJT log below to see if I was successful. If so MANY THANKS!! This site, and it's very helpful posters, ROCK!! HJT log and AVG log: Many Thanks!!!