I have an old computer that i have been trying to clean up. I've got it running smooth but there is this one file that is ANNOYING. I run msconfig and UNcheck it but when i reboot it rechecks itself. It has turned off the regedit so i did a cmd prompt to turn it back on. And when i go into the regedit and manually find and delete the string, i will reboot, open regedit only to find the string is back and NOT GONE. Any help would be awesome. EDIT: i just noticed the 8-step removal thread, checking that now, sry for newbness. EDIT(2): Ok i have reviewed the 8 step removal thread and downloaded all the programs listed. To ensure safeness i tested the process out on my current computer and everything ran and scanned perfect. So i saved all the programs (Avira, TFC, MBAM, GMER, DDS) to a flash drive and started the process on the computer with this "Problem." TFC ran great and did everything it was supposed to. I install MBAM and it seemed to install but when i tried to Launch and Update, no window popped up indicating that it was updating. So i ctrl+shift+esc and check the process, i see the mbam.exe in the processes but i cant see it on my screen. So i end the process and double click the shortcut on my desktop. Still nothing, i check the processes again and there it it, mbam.exe running but i still cannot see it. Also, i downloaded Chrome and Opera to this computer and it WILL NOT let me instal either programs. Chrome gets an error message before it can even install any files, and opera gets to the point where a shortcut is created but then a error window pops up saying " cant create shortcut to desktop" and upon clicking ok on that window, it removes the shortcut and all the files dealing with Opera. This is strange to me, but i would love to figure this out. I will now just install Avira and see if it sees anything and i will keep this post updated.