Hi, i'm a newby- please be gentle I have windows 7 newly installed on a vio laptop..Which has basically been rendered useless by some sort of virus. I have disabled windows media player. I go into resource monitor and notice searchprotocolhost.exe, searchfilterhost.exe svchost.exe iexplore.exe are a maxing out my CPU.. It seems this is a common sort of virus, but everytime i look at a thread on a blog it seems like they are giving a different solution to the problem. I'm not that tech savy and this is doing my head in. I also have a macbook pro laptop, and i can safely say this is the last windows product i will ever purchase.. Any help would be appreciated.. Thanks, Paul.