Here's a challenge. My neighbour asked me to "fix" his pc. After cleaning out the obvious spyware and viruses, trojans, droppers and worms, we found certain ones would not leave: analiz.exe, explore.exe, istsvc.exe, to name a few. Even after using "Hijack This", de-selecting them in msconfig, removing any trace of them in regedit, and using an anti-virus program,... they would regenerate and even duplicate themselves. Access the the internet is still a "No Go" as it hijacks us to a non-existant website. Punching in any other browser does not work nor does "Hijack This" remove it. Killed every program that we discovered was "hiding"the remaining spywares and viruses, but this did not work either. Used Spybot S&D, AVG anti-virus, Avast Anti Virus: which I even prefer over Norton, and wanted to use Ad-Aware, but the pc wouldn't allow it. TALK ABOUT COOKED!!!! [Mind you, the user had no idea that surfing free reign w/o firewall or protection and d/l'ing anything that seemed "cool" could do this over a period of a few months.] Any suggestions/ideas/conclusions/etc.??? [This could be fun!....yeah, right!] Thanx, people!