As a result of not keeping my Norton up to date I have imported the above. It is closely allied with SVC HOST. EXE. Its main characteristic is in trying to 'phone home' all the time! My question is - which is the best anti-trojan download, will it rid my system of this pest, and will I have to make manual changes to the registry. Would appreciate layman's terms. As you can see from the above, I am not a pro. Either eply of this forum or to 'nuttysweet@NOSPAMhotmail.com' Thank you.