Hi, I followed the instructions from another thread to get rid of a virus that was causing my PC to have popups including "Security Warning! Worm.win32.netsky detected on your machine ..." and "Windows has detected an internet attack attempt ...". The new icons that appeared on my desktop were "error cleaner", "spyware&malware protection" and "Privacy protector". Internet Explorer also launched itself several times. I have followed the 15 steps found in another thread which included downloading several programs such as AVG Antispyware, SS&D, Combofix, CCleaner, Combofix, SmitfraudFix, and ending with running Hijackthis. I was optimistic that I had successfully gotten rid of this virus, however, as I am typing this message, different but similar pop-ups came up and also launched internet explorer. One site that was launched was "mediasmegaportal.com". One popup is "Notice: your system is not optimized and your computer performance is not at the highest level." ... "would you like to install SystemErrorFixer to optimize your computer's performance now for free?" I am attaching the log files for hijackthis (I initially accidentally ran hijack this under the original name and then again using the changed name 'Crusty'). I am also attaching the AVG Antispyware log and the Combofix log . I don't remember the exact wording on the Panda Antirootkit scan results, however, it indicated that no negative ones were found. Also, my computer seems to be running slower after downloading, installing, and running all this software than it did before (don't know if the virus is just getting worse or if this is due to more programs running automatically in the background) I am frustrated that after going through this time consuming process, the problem doesn't seem to be resolved and am anxious for any further help you might be able to provide. Thank you very much.