Recently my brother (another user of this machine) had Windows Defender divulge to him that he has a handy, dandy, browser-modifying virus. Of course, my initial reaction was kicking him in the face, as older brothers are obligated to do. But, then, I quested for a cure. It looks like most threads on the cure are case specific, beginning with one infected individual posting a HijackThis log, and then another, more virus-savvy person guiding them through the steps to cleansing their computer. So, could someone be my lighthouse in the distance? I need guidance! [HijackThis file attached below, superfriends] Thanks very much for your time, mysterious helper. I'll keep a watchful eye on this thread to follow your lead. Until then, I'll just tell my brother to deal with the virusy-stew he has created for himself.