Another piece of information that might be helpful... This problem started shortly after i got my new computer. It got so bad i decided to reformat, figuring that i hadn't really gotten the computer set up just the way i liked it yet anyway, so i wouldn't be losing much. But the problem returned. I'm on a network with two other guys. My room-mates computer is ok i think, but the second guy has had a lot of trouble with virus's in the past. He really doesn't know how to protect his computer at all, and i don't have the time to do it for him often. So could his computer be infecting mine? And if so, why is he not receiving the same crazy IE activity? Once again anything that anyone could tell me would be greatly appreciated.