hjt log for perusal...had to paste it (sorry!) I'd appreciate it greatly if someone could take the time to check this out. I'm hoping I followed all of the instructions correctly, but as pooh would say, "i am a bear of little brain", and i may effed something up. i ran all the programs the instructions asked me to, and ewido didnt find anything, so i figured i shouldnt post that file. adaware found two cookies and quarantined them, housecall found a few viruses and said it got rid of them. it seems my log file is still pretty long, even though i deleted all my internet cookies and files and all. so i apologize. but here it is, as an attachment. i humbly thank you for your time. well....for some reason, the "manage attachments" button isnt bringing me anywhere. any ideas on why that might be? HERE IT IS...sorry it's pasted!