I, too have a couple instances of iexploere.exe running in my tack manager, and when I end one, they both go away, and they both come back when I get back on. But that is not the worst of it... I first noticed the problem, when i would browse the web. I would google search, then click of the link, and it redirects to som random search engine (moot, bling, yellopages, etc.) Now if I cut and paste the url from the search into the url box it has no problem sending me to the right page. Secondly, my computer has complete frozen up a few time since this started, I mean COMPLETE freeze, even the clock, the only thing I can do is minimize and then once everyhing is minimized; it's completely unresponsive. I have to do a hard restart everytime. Thirdly, I began to folow your 8 step instructions, but my computer will not run, or sometime not even install, mbam, SAS and HJT. I had rename the first two and run them from their .exe file. And HJT I had to run in safe mode. I think that is all. I appreciate all your help.