On windows XP whenever I establish a net connection outpost firewall reports a blocked connection to irc.dal.net. Obviously this rings Trojan bells so I ran Norton AV and the cleaner both returned nothing. I followed some common removal steps and can see nothing that indicates I have a Trojan other than this continuing connection that is blocked. Block NetBIOS Traffic *NetBIOS irc.dal.net NETBIOS_DGM Outbound UDP This only appears when I dial. There are no services running that look odd and I have tried looking at the lists that run and no service starts when I dial up either. I did a manual search and found a common Trojan that steals game passwords and apparently could cause this, but I am still getting the problem after removal (incidentally no antii virus picked this up). I did a registry sweep and found nothing in any of the common start ups although I did find that there was an exe bound to my htaccess startup... I disabled it and Outpost went nuts so I guess it must have been something to do with that (C:\WINNT\System32\mshta.exe "%1" %*” again if that was a virus nothing picked it up. I have checked every thing I can think of and in the end posted on the outpost forums thinking it might be a bug with Outpost and they advised I post here. I am running windows XP and all my virus definitions and Trojan lists on the cleaner are up to date. Has anyone got any clue what is going on?