I'm using windows XP SP2. I run sygate personal edition for my desktop firewall. It seems that every time I run a new executable, this executable tries to connect somewhere. It doesn't matter what the executable is - even if it is not network related. When I say "no" to the firewall prompt for allowing connections, then sometimes the firewall says "application hijacking detected". Has anyone come across this problem? I'd like to learn more about it because it means that my existing internet apps like my web browser are being used by this worm or whatever it is. I'm also running ClamWin antivirus.