Hello, I've been thru the virus and malware forum and the team did a great job. Thanks Broni. However I'm still having some problems that were part of the original issues. I use a portable broadband connecter. The manager says "Application failed to initialize. Error 0xc0000006." The recycle bin gives me 2 windows with "Recycle bin is corrupt" This now occurs when deleting some leftover programs from the desktop or when first clicking on the recycle bin desktop icon. Sometimes I click on the icon and I get a window that is blank except for the Recycle Bin header. After the virus removal I removed Mozilla Firefox and reinstalled. It says "Application failed to initialize". Internet Explorer is missing and can't be reinstalled. At the startup of windows I get a series of windows. "APSDaemon.exe failed to initialize", "RIMBB Launch agent.exe failed to initialize (0xc0000006). I do not have original xp pro but have a reinstallation disk for xp pro sp2. Hope this computer is not beyond hope! Thanks for looking at this, Trudy .