I think i got a virus on my computer as now i cant access some of the things. First of all today while browsing this window popped to activate and install some xp antivirus program.......which just looked dodgy to me, so since there was no cancel button to get rid of this thing without installing it i killed it through processes. This window pops up when i restart the computer (picture attached below 'Anti virus XP message') Next thing i notice a while later my desktop had a weird looking background picture that i cant get rid of because the the option where you can change your wall paper etc is not there anymore. By the way I use windows XP home operating system. I have attached a picture of my desktop how it looks. And that is not the wallpaper i had set and it wont let me get rid of it! (picture 'desktop pic'). By the way to be exact it had a white background but i changed the theme to XP so now its blue with that message. A scan using AVG showed no threats found, but during the scan there are these changes (attached pic below 'AVG SCAN') A scan using Spybot search and destroy (attached pic below). Afterwards I clicked on fix selected problems. The program froze and stopped responding. So i killed the process did the scan again and it did same froze and stopped responding. (pic 'spybot search and destroy'). so i decided to download new updates and new version (126.96.36.199). This time it found 2 different new problems which were not there before. And one of the programs which were there before when it froze i.e. coolwwwsearch.svchost32 was not there anymore. So anyway after i clicked on fix, this time it managed to work without freezing. Yay!. I took a screenshot of the files in recovery section (pic 'Spybot Problems Fixed'). I have another Spyware program which i used previously but the licence has expired so even though it will scan i cannot delete/fix any problems found until i pay for the new licence!! I took a screenshot of the scan. In here there were 2 problems which I did not see in Spybot (pic labelled 'spy doctor') So anyway after Spybot fixed those problems I can change my wallpaper and things again. But I think my browser is still having a hijack issue. As when i go to google search, and click on a search link it does not take me to the actual page but to some link as follows or something: http://castlesurvival.info/search.php?aid=13866&said=61-v2test7&keyword=browser hijacking&ipr=&rej=1 Another thing is I tried to download Anti Malware, SuperAntiSpyware Home Edition Free Version. But those links do not seem to be working. Neither is the link for Hijackthis. (lucky i had one downloaded previously which i had not deleted and the version was 2.0.2). Are the links actually infact not working or this related to that browser hijack problem? No idea. Oh and Also attaching my HijackThis log in my second post. (already used up the maximum 5 attachments allowed for this. Please please please help me fix this problem and get my laptop back in good health. thank you for all those who help me. God bless you.