first off, thank you for reading this. my problem has been presented a couple of times before i think, and it is very, very similar to this one http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic69941.html i even had the same problem with my limewire before i deleted it. basically, regedit keeps telling me that it is in use AND my task manager will not open with alt+ctrl+del or any other way. also, i tried to use trend micros house call, and i saw various malware including a trojan. however, the program abruptly ends after 15-20 minutes and all my browsers closed. this happened twice and i said screw it, ill just post a thread. thank you in advance to whoever helps me fix this, its been troubling me for days.