I think I may have a root kit infection. Here's whats going on., after making some menue item changes for the system, reboot, and the system goes back to default. ex; changed control panel to in start menu to show as menu. IE8 home page keeps loading it's own pages, different everytime. shut down some services in admin tools, after reboot they are back on avast av, lavasoft ad-aware, system firewall. while running combofix, i get this message on screen; sed: can't read profiles.folder.dat sed: can't read appdata.folder.dat sed: can't read localappdata.folder.dat sed: can't read desktop.folder.dat sed: can't read startup.folder.dat started system this morning after following the README_FIRST sticky and completing the log files requested and IE8 asking for default permissions, after it had been set already yesterday. I used the file attachment icon above and sent the results of the scans, plz let me know if they did not come through. Thank you for your time and effort.