hi! i've installed & run ad-aware, spybot s&d, spyware blaster, & spywareguard. some problems have disappeared, but i still have a problem of something taking over my ie when i open it (a highjacker i guess?). it makes my homepage change to "about: blank" and it sends several different pop ups telling me "your pc may be infected with spyware". ad-aware seems to take care of the problem - the first time i open ie after i run ad-aware it works fine. then i close ie. then when i open it again the problem is back. so i run ad-aware again & it finds the same 8 objects and the cycle continues. any suggestions? thanks!