Hi Lolly and all. Update: I had a local computer doctor dude come look over my system. Found nothing untoward. Did seem to think it funny the way Explorer asks permission to access the net. I phoned Microsoft and asked them if it was normal or necessary for this behaviour and their answer was very very ambiguous. "No it shouldn't need access, but it's not really an indication of something wrong if it does." Stranger yet, they did not charge me for the call as per usual. I am adopting a wait and see postire at this point. I figure that if I have a baddie, TDS will soon contain this bad boy's address in its database, enabling me to terminate it. If I have a free gift from the "good guys" I figure that the internet community at large will start to notice and soon have things out in the open. I can only advise for people to get a licensed TDS running on their machines, because,even good ole well known trojans can be used to prepare the ground for their new relatives. I will post here if I get any usefull info and will watch for same. Regards to all!