About a week ago, I was perusing a site that requested that I install some plug in in order to view their videos. At the time it didn't seem bizarre because my adobe plug ins had been updated lately and maybe this was another update. The link to update kept being blocked by my window explorer when I clicked open, therefore I adverted to saving it onto my desktop and running it--big problem. The download gave me no extra access to anything online, but did trouble me with my current problem which includes the majority of my google and yahoo searches opening up another window in which something near the name of webcry.com comes up which in return directs me to a variety of advertising sites. I've tried running AVG scans and an Ad-Aware 2007 scan and found some bugs and deleted them, but still the google/yahoo searches have the same problem. I'm posting my Hijackthis log and am thanking you for all your help. Thanks! P.S. I need to buy some online plane tickets: can I do this without the fear of losing my personal data to this problem? P.P.S. In my firefox, I'm not having this same problem: should I use it to fill out online forms?