Thanks for the recent advice in recovering my hard drive data. I now have a much more simple problem to solve( I hope). I have recently got rid of adware.advertmen, Norton and Zone Alarm both now say I am clean. This may or may not be relevant. My IE browser settings seem to have been messed with in the following manner: 1. It will only have one window running. If I try to open a second IE window it just replaces the first. 2. Web links from Outlook Express emails fail to work. This is true for all users. I have looked through the advanced tab etc. in Internet Options but can't see anything relevant to these settings. Can someone please help.