http://pub24.ezboard.com/fsecureyesecurityfrm2.showMessageRange?topicID=42.topic&start=21&stop=33 I will give up soon if it appears that I am out of my mind....but until I will continue to ask questions. Someone at the TDS Forum said I had what appears to me to be a network program when I'm not on a network, at least not one I know about. (Excuse me if I misinterpreted his statements.) Here it is: RegCleaner 4.3 by Jouni Vuorio Extension : ratfile Command : Open Program : Rundll32.exe If you choose to remove this item these keys would be removed HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ratfile\DefaultIcon HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ratfile\Shell HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ratfile _______________________________________________ M3GAWOLF, yes, I ran the .exe fixer and all the rest and I corrected my WIN.INI to read as follows: load= NULLPORT=none run= device=hpdeskjet895seriesc ____________________________ Are there supposed to be just two entries in WIN.INI, load and run, or others too, like I have now? Was my previous WIN.INI altered due to a trojan or just normal stuff that happens? Net_Toob was a plugin for Netscrape and at one time I had items running automatically in Win98 so I think I may know what those items were intitially....but what the hay do I know?