Hello, guys; Hope you'll be able to answer a security question or direct me to the proper forum on you site. Something strange affects My PC's Network Adapter Card settings, preventing Internet connection on DSL Line. It began a week or so ago, when I suddenly was unable to connect to the Internet. Running all available PC utilities did not reveal any abnormalities except two: 1. In "System Information" utility-When the Network Adapter is highlighted, in the right pane there is a message in red saying that the Adapter Card is not functioning or missing drivers etc. 2. Running IP utility displays only local host (127.0.0.0.) installed on my machine and all "000" for other IP address. There is no alert mark next to any of the items listed on the "Devise manager". At that time (~7days ago) I simply scanreg /restore'd the registry dated when I new my INet worked. On re-boot I had everything working. Two days later the exact same thing happened again- Network Adapter Card settings gone, no Internet connection. Since I turn off PC at night and power it back on the next day I've noticed the unusually long time it now takes before My Desk Top and icons appear on boot-up. Full VScan of "My Computer" can never complete its scan and crashes when it reaches one particular Zip file C:. Could be a co-incidence since I've had this file on my HD for 2 years without any problems before. However, VScan does not find problems when C: Drive and Windows folder scanned separately but not as full "My Computer" sequence. All this makes me think of warms, scripts and alike. I'm on LAN and at least 1 other machine seems to have developed same symptoms but not 8 or 10 others. Could be another co-incidence? Restoring previously "working registry" every 2 days does not work anymore either. Interestingly (?) VS cannot access Network Neighborhood at all. Gives a warning: Drive does not exist. From DOS I deltree'd history, cookies and Tempor~1. I'd be very grateful for your expert advise. ________________________________________________________ PC-Acer SE Celeron 700/64/20. OS-Win98se-factory pre-installed OEM. McAfee VScan v 5.12 Lavasoft Ad-aware Release 5.8, ZA, Naviscope, All relevant IE settings disabled for security.