What's up forum. Recently I encountered a virus / malware program called ave.exe, amongst other execution files. It's name was Vista Malware 2010, and after some research it turned out it used roughly another fifteen (15) other names! For those who don't know, Vista Malware 2010 is a fake 'virus protection system' that does a fake scan of your computer and randomly comes up with a few names. These names include extremely trusted programs such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and even some System32 Microsoft files! It then prompts you to buy the non-existant software to remove all the infections from a non-trusted non-microsoft site. Once bought, it steals your card details, and leaves your machine with them. However, I recently conquered this annoying blighter of a virus from a referral to a microsoft site (microsoft.com); but now, sometimes (about 50 - 75% of the time) it redirects me to unknown sites such as Scour and other less common search engines (yes, those ones that come up with Viagra and so on). I can simply double click back, but its really getting annoying. I've read the guides to the forum and have got the required files, other than the antivirus report that is requested as I've downloaded it before and always had problems with it. It actually caused me to have to reformat my PC. Note - I would do it myself but I don't understand the coding in these three (3) documents! Cheers, Tom. Oh and by the way? I just tried to start Task Manager using Ctrl + Alt + Delete? And it hasn't started. Has it been affected by the virus? --------------EDIT--------------- Task Manager now works OK. One night bug or something.