So, I decided to try Spywareblaster, which someone recommended. Downloaded it, installed it, tried to run it and got: "Componeent "mscomctl.ocx" or one of its dependencies not correctly registered -- a file is missing or invalid. " Interesting. Have not gotten this message ever when running other programs, so I do not think anything else needs this file (or dependencies). So here is what I conclude. Tell me if I am wrong. Either: 1) The file was included in the Spywareblaster package but did not install properly, or 2) The file was not included in Spyblaster -- but should have been, since Spyblaster but nothing else else seems to need it. ???