. . . this is by far the best site I have come across for pertinent information. Thanks to everybody . . . howard_hopkinso - by following your advice in this thread: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic47009.html . . I think I got rid of approx. 51 trojan infections, and approx 20 other items listed. Thanks again . . . much appreciated. I have a feeling I will be on this board quite often - thanks again to howard_hopkinso and RealBlackStuff . . you might have saved me from posting in the Security and the Web area! EJA p.s. Hello from Southern California . . . guess that wasn't that great of an introduction! I am on many different computers throughout the day, which is why I did not fill in the specific information about my system yet . .