I found a file in my usenet download folder called busty_stripper.scr. Because the extension looked harmless I clicked on it, thinking I would get an idea what it is. I don't remember if I saw anything, but next thing I knew Zone Alarm was asking permission for it to call out. I denied this and deleted the file. Then WinPatrol told me it had inserted into a startup area, but WinPatrol did not seem to be able to remove it. So I searched and found it in c:\winnt\system32. I thought I removed and tried to get at my startup with regedit but it closed as soon as it launched. Anyway, I can give more details but I am afraid my message is getting too long. As it stands now, some of my startup programs don't seem to be starting. That file is back in c:\winnet\system32 folder. A search of the internet on "scr" said that badtrans can use that extension. I'm running AVG, but it is not sounding an alarm. I could use some advice about what to do. I also have the file in a zip if anyone would like to test it.