I thought this would be a cool and useful idea. Malicious software like mainly viruses and spyware are a pain... and inevitably whenever people post problems and/or their solutions they end up smothered within the General Software forum threads. I think there'd be a useful contribution since in such a forum members would post their problems and when a solution gets known others can easily make a quick reference. I take these threads as an example: Dealing with Cryptne.dll Smitrem.exe for desktop background hacks and how to modify the registry to regain internet connection (My dad's a champion virus and spyware sucker, he's always getting stuff on his personal laptop and the work pc's no matter how careful I am... and no they're not from pr0n...) Just today I got another awful bug, changing my desktop to a link to buy antispyware, disallowing me from accessing the Task Manager and giving me countless popups from the bottom right of my desktop. After trying numerous fixes it was only the (somewhat risky) Combofix.exe program which solved it all. Others only removed half the stuff. I run AVG antispyware constantly and the full version of Spyware Doctor too, but one can liken these programs to antibiotics, lol. These 2 are broad-spectrum, they attempt to catch everything but sometimes fail. In the cases where they fail one would need a specialized program like the ones I mentioned above. That's why I thought having a separate forum in which to pool our ideas and solutions on malicious software would be a good idea. The final decision is obviously that of W1zzard - he's already doing so much for this forum, by no means do I want to imply that the forum the way it is is not good enough or anything! But who knows this could be a good idea which might have been overlooked and which would well serve its purpose? What do you think?