Hi Bob, No not xupiter. But about a week ago I did install 2 free programs that I suspect are the problem. One is called "Pop-up Stopper" by Panicware and the other one is Cleanup 3. I am really suspecious of Cleanup because it deletes all newsgroups subscriptions, all cookies, and all temporary files (regardless of location). When I get some rest (I want to start fresh - I just got back from a Lodge meeting), I will uninstall both and clean out the registry to see if that helps. I still don't think I have a virus. Carl ----- Original Message ----- From: Bob Noble To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 9:20 PM Subject: [pcductape] Re: Internet Explorer will not open Hi Carl, You didn't have a program called xupiter on that computer did you. I just fixed a computer that had it on and you couldn't hardly get into anything until I forcefully removed it. Bob Noble www.sonic.net/bnoble ----- Original Message ----- From: "Carl" <ctm007@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Hi Trapper, No I cannot open the Explorer. I get the same error message as Internet Explorer. Yes I must find the cd. :-) Carl ps, I'm having to relearn dos. Now how do I get help in dos? Is it "copy /?" ? and the system will give me help. :-) To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.