Thank you for your offer to help! I'm only on every few days as I have to fight my kids for internet time.
The computer in question had only AVG free, which I uninstalled and downloaded F-secure. It found nothing.
I can't even find the Windows firewall on this Windows 2000, sp 4.
There has been detailed tracking going on inside the computer logs ever since it was given to my children (after I poked around and set up the logging that is--when it came, event logging was not even turned on).
I want to find out who is doing this, but I can't even find Windows firewall in it via control panel or via a search. I will have to install Norton's firewall from Rogers (we have rogers high-speed lite cable); I know you can do Netstat -a or something but I don't quite know how.
I am attaching the detailed tracking in the event logs...after I made changes to the user rights/security and services permissions there were a whole lot of failed access attempts...but now I can't find that one, maybe it's mislabelled. Had to break it into parts, as it was to big to upload. I also have the .evt files but I don't know how to break those up and make them small enough. Could try to zip them later I guess.
I think I've answered all of your questions now, if not I'll be back.
Thanks again for your help!
And I like the quote at the bottom of your post, by the way. That's one of my favorite books!!