....i am sure that my ramblings by now are getting annoying,having about a million problems in the last week or so...but i hav had had no more problems with the problem recently delt with...only,my background has been replaced by a huge black ardvert telling me to get some sort of software....it was an html documen stored in c drive,calling itself windows...this i deleted...now the black ardvert no longer replaces my background but whatever program starting the image is still running and replaces my background with a blank. i am at a total loss as other symptoms such as redirecting my searches to some sort of .biz site are also present. if you are able to help this last time i promise i will do everything in my power not to bother you and try better to solve my own problems thanks for probably the hundredth time, griogair! p.s. i know im in the rong forum section....but i didnt know what type of problem to post it under?