'lo all OK, I'm sorry that my first post is asking for advice rathering than offering it, but needs must.... I'm having a spot of bother with IE7; When I conduct a search, on either MSN or Google (since they are what I use), results are returned normally. However, if I click any of the shown links I end up on some, apparently, random advertising page/site. The only thing I can see is 'fresh-weather.com' in the IE status bar. With that info it appeared that I had 'adware.fresh' on my system. So a little digging I found the necessary info to remove it, which it appeared I had. The concern is that some of the files and reg. entries that I expected to find in various locations weren't there. Anyway, I completed the process for clean up and rebooted and all was well. Until my next reboot and I was back at square one. My real problem is that I cant find anything dodgy on my system. My AV (NOD32) doesnt find anything, neither do Adaware or Spybot S&D. Neither can I see anything unexpected in the HJT logs (there had been but it appears from subsequent HJT scans that the problem files/entries were fixed). So, I'm more than a little stumped. Any advice would be gladly received. Details; WinXP Pro (legit and fully up to date) IE7 (up to date) I can post HJT logs if needed. TIA Phalangyte.