i am once again typing thru my Wii and that means no HJT log or any internet. my problem is this: i have done a destructive recovery FROM THE MANUFACTURE'S DISK 8 TIMES and some virus still manages to live. i refuse to plug in anything besides my mouse, keyboard, and monitor for fear of even worse infections. I need to know of any way ANY WAY of killing this virus. I notice that there are 2 files labeled WMsysprx.prx and WMsys9prx.prx in my WINDOWS folder after every recovery. is this the help assisstant virus? i know the basic CP commands and such, so using that to clear my HD isn't a problem if i can get some instruction. please help me! another thing that i've noticed is MANY svchost.exe's running and if i end them, the comp attempts to shut down (and yes i know about shutdown -a). i really need help! if i must connect to the net, i can but only if it's really neccassary. another thing: is it bad to have a file called reglocs.old in my WINDOWS folder after reformat? it sounds like a bad kind of file...dunno why. i've also seen QTFont.for and .qfn so those don't sound right either. i see some wia[debug, servc].doc and in the TEMP folder there are folders that all lead to desktop.ini i'm probobly over-reactting, but i dunno what to think anymore! help!