Re: Virus/Trojan Help. Please Help Me Out. Hi All! I'm new to the forum, I've been lurking around (a bit like a trojan he he) and thought I'd post my 1st and say hello to you all. I'm not sure what the actual protocol is for newbies so apolgies that my 1st post is here. I just wanted to say that I am extremely impressed with the way that everyone presents their posts and replies on this forum, you are all friendly, polite and all are willing to help, and that is so nice to see, i'll be lurking alot now I know you are all decent people. (Although I don't think I have the tech ability to reply and try to help with most of the questions that are asked.) I was just wondering about a couple of things and hope somwone could answer them for me. I absolutely loved the "general cleaning" post, what a great help! However, i was curious about what anti virus software and trojan software etc I should have on my pc. Do I pretty much uninstall anything that the download section gives less than 3/4 stars and plump for the software that have been given 5.0 stars? Is this what you guys have, al the ones that have been given 5.0 stars and generally ignore the rest? Also, I was wondering about the actual process of the cleanup. Would it not be better in general to totally reinstall your operating system and then all your apps and software etc...and then make a ghost copy of your clean & fresh install so the next time your pc messes up you can just reinstall your ghost image while the computer chugs away while you have a nice hot cup of coffee? I'm not sure if this is a silly way of looking at things but I was just curious about whether this is a reasonable solution as well. Hope to speak to you all as I progress into computers and expand my knowledge. Have a good Xmas all! p.s. I'll still be lurking in case anyone has a question or comment for me. Best regards, Kerberos.