Greetings, I have various problems with my laptop (Toshiba, running Windows XP), and was looking at recieving some help. Any aid would be much appreciated. I'll do my best at attempting to describe the major issues I face. 1) Svchost.exe climbs to high CPU usage Approx. 1-2 minutes after booting my laptop and loading my profile, svchost will start to climb in CPU usage and in memory usage. It eventually reaches such a point that the rest of my system becomes almost unusably slow. Eventually Generic Host Proccess for Windows will fail (prompting an error message) and unusual problems will begin. Programs which had not been opened previously will not play sound. The OS style/skin (I'm not sure exactly what to call it) will revert to a lower setting, similar to an older Windows OS. The last of the consistent errors I can identify is that if I shut my laptop/hibernate it, it will not connect to the internet when it is opened again2) Adware spam/search engine redirection This one is fairly simple. When using Google, often a clicked search result will bring me to a redirect, and then to a different page. Also, at seemingly random intervals, many, many, many new tabs with Google searches will open. I can end this by using Alt+F4 on the browser and restarting it.3) Rootkit netbt.sys This rootkit seems to be quite stubborn. I am alerted by avast! about its presence quite often, but my attempts to remove it seem futile Additional info: I have a great deal of computer experience, so no worries in that department. I have avast! free antivirus, and Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware. I run Windows XP and use Opera as my web browser. This is what I know so far. Any help would be much, much appreciated. I will respond to this thread as quickly as I can. Thank you once more.