I've run the 8 steps in order ans attached appropriate files. Have a look please. My main gripe is whenever I do an internet search with google, yahoo, etc., it doesn't work like normal. The search seems to happen but any link from the results does not go to the right place. Seems to direct me to random advertisements and such - really don't see much pattern. Also I've notice I don't have access to some websites. The only ones Ive noticed so far are internet security based websites. As and example, some of the links in the 8 steps for software downloads wouldn't work for me(I eventually got all software through download.com). I should also say that before I found this website ans did your 8 steps I did the following. Removed my old anti-virus software and installed ThreatFire. I ran a scan with ThreatFire and it did find and Quarantine some things. I disabled threatfire while doing your 8 steps. Is ThreatFire a worthy anti-virus program going forward?