Hi, A friend has had a Virus/Malware problem on his laptop which I've been trying to resolve for him. It manifested itself by having continual Windows Security popup messages and a few new icons on his desktop to do with Spyware removal. I've followed the Virus/Malware/Spyware Preliminary Removal thread (excellent instructions by the way!) and everything looks ok to me. I've attached the logfiles mentioned in the above thread and would be grateful if you could check them out for me and let me know if you can see anymore problems. For info, the laptop originally had Norton Internet security on there but the licence had expired! Before finding your instructions I ran Sweep, SS&D and Ad-Aware Personal SE, all of which found quite a few problems. However, the popups continued, though less frequently. The thing that seemed to stop them completely and remove the desktop icons was Smitfraud. Thanks Mark.