I've completed all of the steps in trying to resolve my problem. My desktop has been hijacked. I really appreciate your taking to time to help. The log file is attached. A point of interest......when running the Adaware software, it completes the fixes and I get an immediate notification from my anti-spyware application that something is trying to make a modification. So I click "block", but it doesn't seem to stop the change. I run Adaware again and it always finds the same problem. So something on my system is running in the background making sure that I dont remove the nasty. Thanks again for all you help!