According to online information I've come across, my computer has been infected with the Peper trojan, amongst other things. Most of the programs I was able to remove with AdAware, but something seems to be very persistent. I've also noticed right away, before I'd gotten to fixing a sudden plague of pop-ups and massive amounts of adware probably downloaded by the rest of my family my Internet had suddenly ..stopped working, for lack of better words. The wireless LAN shows as connected and running, and everything seems fine, but nothing will connect to the internet. "I don't know if this one only affects NAV users but it was quite cunning. A message window appears on screen, looking exactly like those yellow, Norton Antivirus messages (complete with Norton logo). The message says that NAV cannot continue because some of its files had been deleted. It then gives you a hyperlink - supposedly to Symantec's web site - where you can go and repair your installation. However, if you click on the link, a DOS box appears and starts downloading spyware onto your PC. Fortunately, I noticed it quite quickly and rebooted immediately." I don't have the link to the forum where I found this, but this would describe a symptom of -something- I know shouldn't be on my computer. I knew better than to click the "Norton" pop-up, so the DOS part I can only guess would be what would have happened. I apologize for the vagueness I may have in putting out my problems..