Well, it's been about the typical 6 months or so since I had my last round of problems with Windows. True to form, here I go again. XP SP2, Zone Alarm suite (the one with the Kaspersky anti virus), latest Firefox (just updated to FF3, yahoo version, no change with the problem) For awhile, when I start the computer I get a ZA windows saying "Generic Host process for Win32 Services is trying to act as a server" lists the application in the ZA window as svchost.exe doesn't make any diff if I accept or deny Then when I try to log onto the net, I get serveral of the same window, also no diff if i accept or deny But since that started, I have to usually do at least 2 tries to get logged on, first I get a Firefox screen but nothing on it and it says "Done" in the bottom left. If I shut that off and try again, then eventually it hooks up to my Yahoo home page. After the first time loggin on after starting up, then everything seems to work fine. Except - Zone Alarm shuts off. Says "system error, reboot". Then it just goes into a continuous cycle doing the same thing over and over. On occasion I would also get a ZA window saying "Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications is trying to read and modify physical memory" I never allowed that. ZA listed that app as WgaTray.exe Well, tried to do something about it. (ZA shutting off) So started scanning with all the various security apps. AVG Anti Root Kit Beta - nothing found Spyware Guard (runs all the time) - when I opened it and tried to get updates, ZA came up with a window saying "SpywareGuard Browsere Hijacking Protection is trying to change the browser home page" and it wasn't real clear if it was trying to change it from Yahoo to IE, also looked like it might have changed it to "about.blank" Then after that, SG's "Realtime Scanning Engine" is shutdown and i can't get it restarted. ??? Then scanned with cwshredder, nothing Then scanned with Look2MeDestroyer and for the first time a window came up giving me the selection "Remove L2M" which I accepted, then in a bit it said "L2M Removed" NOW I can't even log onto the internet. When I try to log onto the net it's supposed to go to my Yahoo home page, but a window comes up that says "Windows cannot access the specified path or file. You may not have permission - - " (Obviously I'm doing this on another computer.) What's going on now? Where do I even start? I checked in Internet Options in the Control Panel and www.yahoo.com is still listed as my default home page. Why can't FF find it? Thanks for any help getting my current Windows mess straightened out!!