I'm not having the best of days - I too am relieved to find out this bloody thing is just Malware and I've been going through the 5 recommended steps (logs below as I get them) Before I found this site, I was in the middle of downloading a trial of AVG and Ad-Aware, i've yet to run a scan on them though. I'm not sure if this changes anything. Any help that can be offered would be appreciated muchos. Also - and this is quite important - I had an external HDD plugged in at the time this occured. I pulled the USB fairly quickly but I am concerned this was infected too. As it is my primary back up, I REALLY don't want it to be compromised.. How do I know if it is? How do I fix it ...? I don't really want to plug it back in after I get rid of the Malware only to re-infect myself but so far i've yet to run the 5 steps with it.