Hi there, I recently had an infection on a friend's PC which I could not detect or repair with Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware, MS's Anti-Spyware beta, SpyBouncer, or AVG. It is from Spyaxe, a bogus anti-spyware product that hijacks your taskbar, pops-up an annoying message ("Windows has detected spyware", etc.), spawns and redirects IE to the Spyaxe homepage (I won't link to it for fear of spyware), and disables the Taskbar and Start Menu control panel. It infects the System32 folder. Looks like the guys at spywareinfoforum.com have discovered the details: http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/index.php?showtopic=61139&hl=spyaxe My friend dug around his System32 folder and manually pulled out the offending files; since he knew when the infection occured, he could pull all files modifeid at a certain time. Most people are obviously not so lucky as to know when such infections occured. This is a very recent problem - two weeks ago there were no posts on the Net about this via Google. Now there seem to be several. I hope SpywareBlaster gets a blocker for this, and that someone sues or arrests the turds at Spyaxe!