hi - i found this site doing a trojan horse virus search. i've read several of the posts concerning this, but i'm just not computer-smart enough to understand it all or to know if what is said will help me, so i'm going to post my situation here and perhaps you experts here can just direct me to relevant posts thanks so much! i am using windows XP - i dont know the last time i upgraded it, but i usually do it whenever i'm told there is an upgrade. i have the free AVG virus scan program. i also use spybot and ad-aware. a big ugly guy pops up on our screen from AVG telling us its detected a virus. on that screen, it calls it 'trojan horse downloader.agent.11.Q'. i run and rerun AVG to clear it, but i'm just not happy about how it tells me it fixed it esp when i keep getting these pop-up ads that i never got before. the last time i ran AVG, it said it detected 'java/byte verify'. like i said, i'm not computer-smart enough to understand this. i read here about deleting java - i dont even know what java is (altho i do know we went to a site tonight that used java.....) - and i went to my control panel but i dont see where java plugin is, so i've already hit a dead-end on that job. also, i was given two different websites that will scan my computer for free - one was house call, i believe - but this virus shuts down any site that has trojan in it, i think, cuz i cant get any of these sites to run and scan my system. is that enough information? can i be helped?