i attempted to open an active-x control thing and didn't realize what i got myself into until later today when i ran my spyware and virus scans...which took an unusual 10hrs (it said it only found medium threat spyware and no viruses)...my computer went crazy. my screen turned red with some emblem on it that reads below it, your privacy is in danger download privacy protection software now. and messages kept popping on my screen saying: Windows Security Alert Windows has detected an Internet attack attempt...Somebody's trying to infect your PC with spyware or harmful viruses. Run fill system scan now ti protect your PC from Internet attacks, hijacking attempts and spyware! Clich here to download spyware remover for total protection. and Trojan.W32.Looksky detected on your machine. This virus is distributed via the Internet through email and Active-X-objects. The worm has its own SMTP engine which means it gathers emails from your local computer and re-distributes itself. In worst cases this worm can allow attackers to access your computer, stealing passwords and personal data. This process should be removed from your system. Type: Virus System Affecedt: Win 2000 NT ME XP Vista Security Risk (0-5): 5 Recommended: click yes to remove it from your computer immediately and Windows Internet Explorer YourPrivacyGuard may find dangerous traces that need to be cleand. Don't let yout privacy and reputation to be ruined by them. Making your private information public can cause problems with your boss, family, or friends. Click 'OK' to start YourPrivacyGuard scanner to remove compromising traces and setup controls to protect your pricacy by cleaning or removing dangerous information. whenever i try to click on or out of one of these warning screens it brings up the company's web page (ultimate defender, privacy guard, etc). i was getting 20 messages/ min, but after running my spyware scanner i'm only getting about 8/min and it has slowed down my computer immensely! if you could give me as much advice/instruction as possible all at once, as it very hard with my computer to get on or to the internet, i would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!