Hi, Once i got a link from one of my buddies in my messenger list. I clicked on that and went into yahoo page(fake login page). The next day onwards I wasn't able to login into my yahoo mail using that id. That's when i came to know that i was phished. I had forgotten the answer to secret question, so i had got to yahoo to have my password reset. Then I was able to login with my new password and see my mails. I logged out and when i tried to login after sometime, again i got the error invalid password. I suspected that some malware, trojan or keylogger has been planted on my laptop. Since then i have been trying all free anti-spyware, anti-keylogger, anti-malware tools. I did get that some malware is found in my PC. I cleaned them , the next time when i run those software they show my PC is clean except for tracking cookies or spy cookies. Now, still i am not sure if my PC is clean. I have a few queries 1. Now if I reset my password by yahoo , and login to my yahoo account either from my Laptop or some other PC, will i again fave the same login problem after somtime? The person who has hijacked my yahoo account has not changed my password, because if he had changed my password I would have got a message in my alternate e-mail! ( am i right?) 2. Would something have been done, so that whenever I login into my account using a new password ( even if login from a different PC), the hacker would get an alert? is that possible? Why I am asking this , if i ma unable to find out if my PC is clean , then as a last resort, can i take a backup and then format and reinstall Windows XP. ( then my PC should be clean, any entries in registry should be cleaned). 3. Before going to yahoo for a password reset, I want to make sure from my side that everything is ok. Because i don't want to go them again and again with same problem. I have been using This mail-address for a long time and it has many of my important data and that's why i want to retain it back completely and properly. I have done all the scans as given and then did a Hijackthis Scan, the logs of which i have attached. Please let me know if my Laptop is clean or has some mailcious program which does not allow me to login into my particualr yahoo account. Now if i reset my yahoo password, should i do so from this Laptop or some other laptop. or is it better( as a last resort) take a backup of data on my Laptop and then reinstall windows XP . Please advice me. Thanks & Regards, S.Palaniappan.