Pam, and everyone else, You should run Adaware 6.0 and Spybot - search and destroy. The URL's are below. After installing first update as they have new definitions coming out all the time , similar to AV programs. AdAware ver 6 build 120 - <http://lavasoft.element5.com/support/download/> http://lavasoft.element5.com/support/download/ SpyBot - <http://spybot.eon.net.au/index.php?lang=en&page=download> http://spybot.eon.net.au/index.php?lang=en&page=download Sometimes Adaware wrecks the connection - but the fix is with the following tool - LSP-FIX - Winsock 2 repair utility - <http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm> http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TTFN - Vic "To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ _____ From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Pam Sent: Sunday, 30 March, 2003 23:17 To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Thanks David and Troy. I've already located a couple of spyware pirates. And there's a passle full of things I don't recognize running. I'm off to check this stuff out.