Hi, This is my first post on this site. I am in desperate need of help. While at work, my brother's AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) screenname put up an away message with a website link. I clicked on the link, and the site popped up for a split second only...followed immediately by my own AIM automatically putting up an away message...the same exact one that my brother had (with the link). He told me that he didn't put up the message himself, but that it went up automatically when he clicked on his friend's away message (just like it had done for me), which meant that clicking the link downloaded the virus on the computer. I updated our Norton Antivirus and ran a full system scan (lasted 38 minutes), but it found no infected files. The next morning I downloaded Ad-aware 6.0 and Spybot. The first run of Ad-Aware found 77 infected files, and I deleted them. The second run found 0 infected files. Then I ran Spybot, and it found and killed 14 files. I ran it again, and it found and killed 5 files. I uninstalled AIM and restarted the computer. Each subsequent run of Ad-ware found 0 files. Each subsequent run of Spybot found 5 files (always entitled "DSO Exploit") and killed them...a couple of hours later, each subsequent Spybot run found 8 files (all under "DSO Exploit") and after a few runs, it said that it could not kill the files. Before uninstalling AIM, whenever I would sign on the computer, the AIM service would immediately sign on and put up that same away message (with the link). Because it is a work computer and it is on a network, all of the systems in the office have been infected. Please, please help me to figure out how to solve this problem. Our IT Department people (two of them) have been unreachable all day, and I am worried that this virus is either self-replicating or worse, will continue to grow and spread and damage the files. My boss doesn't know yet (only my coworker who handles the IT things informally) and both my coworker and I are at a loss for what to do. Also, my brother's personal laptop at home downloaded the virus, and running Ad-Aware and Spybot killed a lot of the files, but he had the same result...Spybot kept finding the "DSE Exploit" files and killing them, but would find them again in the next run. Please, if anybody can help me to eliminate this virus from my computer and from our network, I would appreciate it so much. Thanks.