Well, I will try the uninstall of yahoo, will that affect bit defender at all if I remove it? will it take bit defender for yahoo as well? I check cookies and hosts and restricted zones everytime the page loads, everytime cookies are reset, but not always do i have to re-add them to hosts and restricted. TDS, I've tried runnig it three times since I logged in and it stops responding and locks up. I have to hit ctrl, alt, del to close it. What's up with that? NO, I haven't been able to purchase it yet. I just started a new job, my first pay won't be until the end of the month so hopefully my trial will last til then. FanJ, hosts file is where it should be... I am running TDS now to check the netstat then I will add the hosts part. Yah, I actually understood what you said to do! ... And I only had to read it one time! ROFL I'm not sure if my system restore is working properly, the last time I tried to use it, I recieved a message saying I could not restore. I have all the updates and fixes for it. But obviously it doesn't mean much. I'll let ya know if a new system restore point is capable of being created. Thanx for the help guys!