Alright, here's the next chapter in this tale of doom...I've installed/ran "Smitfraud Fix" in safe mode and normal mode, and installed/ran "SuperAntiSpyware" in safe mode and normal mode, both with the wireless card pulled from the port. When I run SmitFraud Fix, after it says "deleting files", it says "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\SmitfraudFix\Scan DNS.vbs(102, 4)Microsoft VBScript runtime error: Invalid procedure call or argument". SmitFraud Fix does NOT attempt to reboot the machine after completing the scan/cleanup. It simply displays a notepad file containing a description of the work which was done. After running both of these apps. multiple times, I also ran VundoFix, which found even more intruders, and stated that the file "C:\WINDOWS\System32\mqwasqom.dll could not be deleted and would retry upon reboot. When I finally went back to normal mode after running VundoFix, the desktop background was blue, and all seemed well. I let the computer sit overnight to see if anything would pop up. When I woke up, the blue background was still there, and I was feeling pretty giddy I must say. Then I proceeded to insert the wireless card into the port and WHAM, I was blindsided with a cascade of popups! I didn't have the bogus antivirus popups from the system tray anymore, but I'm definitely not out of the water yet! I yanked the wireless card and restarted the machine in safe mode and left for work this morning with SAS running. I also unplugged the modem and will plug it back in, in the morning so I'll get a new IP address. Other than that, I'm STUMPED! Any new suggestions???