Well that's what i'm going to do anyway. I keep getting errors, and now this bugger of a virus makes me download something called totalsecure2009.exe every time i try to access my 1tb media drive (D: ). So far AVG hasn't picked up on anything (no surprises there) currently downloading many anti spy/mal ware things to try get it but it doesn't look promising so a format may have to be done. so i though her why not give Ubuntu a go. First off though - i know nothing about it, squat. Its going to be a very new learning curve for me. Do programs like uTorrent work happily on it? and also the main thing i am concerned about is acquiring the Internet, i use a dongle to connect to a router, what's the software like for that these days?