Since I built this thing this past february, my computer has been pretty much trouble free. Since the beginning I had an anti-virus program and ad-aware on my PC, and ran them 2 - 3 times a week. I never had a problem w/ viruses, spyware, or popups. Recently though, things have gotten out of control. I'd say about a week and a half ago I got Doom 3 in the mail and went to install and got an error message. I discovered the source of this message was some things in the install shield were not enabled. They got turned off when I went under msconfig is disabled all the programs the start on bootup except the necessary ones. So I enabled normal bootup. Since then its been crazy. Once the computer restarted itself, my virus scanner picked up 8 viruses! Ad-aware got around 80 spyware programs! They never picked these things up in my previous scans and I have no idea why. In addition I get a ton of pop-ups, I installed some free pop-up blocker tool, which ironically seems to be cause more of them. I get popups when IE isn't even open. I get links to websites in my favorites folder and on my desktop, and IE freezes and locks ups all the time. Took me about 5 minutes to type all this and 4 popups came up during that time. If i walk away from the computer for a half hour i gotta close down about 25 of them. This is a nig pain in the ass, are there any (free) programs out there besides the ones I have that can look for the crap that is causing all this and get rid of it?