I am a newbie with postings - I hope that this is the right place to post this. The Proctection for restricted sites is automatically being disabled for three sites: blazefind mediatickets searchbarcash I have "cleaned" (several times a day) my computer with: ad-awareSE spy-subtract spybot search n destroy I have done this locally as adminstrator, and logged on as myself. The scans show there is nothing there anymore, but I get the odd spontaneous pop-up advert in an IE type window (I mostly use Mozilla). In the past I had some form of CoolWebSearch (about:blank) but that is supposed to have been cleaned. I have noticed that in the Tools section about:blank is listed as the local machines homepage, but I do not see that from within IE. Will changing this using Spyblaster help my situation? I hate knowing there is something there I can't get out - is this typical of something and how do I get rid of it? Thank you.