Well guys & gals, Peaches went mushy a bit yesterday. Last night I had problems connecting to the internet and when I did I had trouble bringing up my favorite sites. So I did an Ad-Aware scan and found: [my name here]@server.iad.livepersontxt and had that nasty deleted. But things were still not as smooth as it normally is. I did an AVG scan and it came up "no viruses found", Did SpyBot and all was well, nothing found. I checked my firewall ZoneAlarm Pro and there was no indication of any quarantines. So I shut everything down and off to bed I went. This morning as I was on the forums, lo & behold my Firewall popped up that Word wanted to act as a server and would I grant permission .. the answer was NO. Checked my firewall log & found one log where a virus with an obscene name was listening at a specific port which was blocked by ZAP. Now my antenna is up & flags raised. I have a problem! Did an online Panda scan and my goodness, I had a virus and 6 files infected. I did not open anything I shouldn't have so how did this critter get in? Was my Firewall Mailsafe asleep as well as AVG? ... both are always up-to-date. I am now of the opinion that AVG has to go and am looking into AVAST but wanting suggestions & opinions from all you experts here. . Is my ZAP really vulnerable? If it is, I shall try Sygate. . Hmm, now I am in a quandry as I thought I had it made!! Oh well, can't win them all even though I try to!! Coincidence, the following just came up in my surfing. Would I be the first to be a victim given the above experience or is this report over-reactionary?? http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/38909 Short extract : "Security firm eEye warns of a new vulnerability affecting both Zone Alarm and Black Ice software firewalls that could allow remote access and control of a user's system. "