The problem is that when I am not connected to the internet, almost any button I push on the Desktop first causes a dialer box to open and only after I close it does the command I gave get carried out. Sometimes the dialer box opens even w/o my pushing any button. Is this a spyware problem or a Windows problem, and does anyone have any suggestions to solve it? I have run every common security program available including Adaware, Spybot, Spyware blaster, Spywareguard, Sysclean (Trendmicro), Norton AV 2003, Spysweeper (Webroot), Bazooka, CWshredder, IE-Spyads, plus I have hosts and proxy-auto-config. files and Sygate Personal Firewall loaded. Nothing has helped so far. Thanks.