Hello. I have been online for two years now and always thought I was buttoned up tight. I never got pop up ads and the like and never had a virus or trojan. A week ago I was looking for song lyrics and clicked a link on a seemingly innocent website and immediately my AV went nuts with downloader trojan alerts--I had to cut my online connection to stop the downloads. After days of searching and downloading many many removal programs--I still seem to have 1 problem that I cannot find the answer for. I run Hijack this and I am informed I have a o17---domain hijack. My firewall asks me if any new program I use can connect to this strange IP. I think it is piggybacking on Explorer or Winlogon. I can fix the problem with Hijack this--but as soon as I connect and surf--the problem is back. I have disabled system restore and finally reinstalled XP after removing some items from the registry and royally screwing my machine up. I hope someone can help me out as I am almost ready to let them have their way with my machine. I lost valuable files in the process and am royally upset. I will try to attach a hijack log but if unsuccesful will print it out. Thanks for your time and help.