I am running Spybot and Spywareblaster. My Startup file is being modified even when I am off-line with what appear to be strings of random alpha-numeric characters which reference exe files in the Windows directory which load spyware (Look2Me, BookedSpace, PeopleOnPage, etc.). If I modify the Startup list it crashes the system. If I modify it in "safe mode" it simply replace the strings on next boot. I can erase the exe files, which brings up a "can't locate shortcut" error when I boot up. And, of course, it creates more exe files. I've done "find file" searches of the registry, but to no avail. Can someone help?