I am working on a machine running Windows 98. I ran Spy-bot, and Ad-Aware as part of my maintenance routine. Both scans came up clean. I assumed that Spywareblaster was doing its job, and I deciced to update it. (BTW, Spy-bot and Ad-Aware were both updated before the scans). when I tried to open Spywareblaster, i got an illegal operation message. After several tries, i figured the file was corrupted, so i uninstalled it, and reinstalled it from a fresh download. Still got the same message. I was concerned, so I decided to run CWShredder. when i tried to open that program, I got this message: You have a variant of the Coolwebsearch trojan (CWS.Smartsearch..2) that has attempted to close CWShredder. To counter this, CWShredder is now starting with a random string of text in the title bar. CWShredder is still functioning fine, it has not been corrupted. If you feel you should not be getting this error and you are not infected, restart CWshredder, and this warning should not appear again. When I closed that box, I got the illegal operation box again. So then I decided to create a HJT log, but when I tried to open that program, it too performed an illegal operation. What is going on here? Anyone got any suggestions?? I ran a virus scan today, and didnt find anything either. Hope someone can help!!!!