OK. I did something stupid. I was looking for a keygen for a small app that I was going to have to use one time for a test and downloaded a 100K file that promptly dissapeared when I double clicked on it. Initially nothing went wrong or showed up in a scan but I'm now being constantly redirected to other sites. I see I'm not the only one. I did a few things on my own before finding the 8 step program. I've tried to follow that closely and hopefully loaded the info correctly. After all scans I still have the redirect. I just did the updates to FF that I found in a recent thread with the same problem for adblock plus and cookie settings. My other concerns. I have mozy running. Can it upload to mozy? I'm on a network with an attached network drive. Can it jump systems that way? I've included log files for a couple days. The most current files are based on the 8 step procedure but I thought it might be helpful to see what happened over the past couple days of attempts. I haven't had much time to work on this and I'm leaving for a business trip tomorrow. fun fun. The Elan files that antisyware pulled is a programming utility I use and takes about an hour to reinstall. But I let it do it's thing anyway figuring better to have the virus gone and have to reload. Thanks in advance EDIT - I ran antisypware again, this time from safe mode. found adware again and deleted again. But redirects are still happening. I've done some more reading and see that you guys get pretty backed up and some of the fixes get pretty involved. painful. I won't be messing with any more keygens, that's for sure. Edit# 2. ran combo fix. when I went to install it I found cobo fix logs from about 15 months ago, the last time I did something stupid. I remember that fixing it although from reading on here for the past four hours it seems there is more that can be done beyond combo fix. log is added. It didn't work. I'm still getting redirected and am now more worried. I have a acronis image from one month ago. A lot has changed since then but I may use it before the night is out. I don't want to leave for this trip with the PC infected.