I've been reaading your forums through to try and solve my problem but still to no avail. Basically when using either IE 6 or Firefox i cannot accses certain sites most notabley any microsoft website e.g msn.co.uk as such i cant check hotmail or get updates. Both browsers state website found then sit and wait for ages before finally giving a no page to display error. Could this be spyware or a virus? i have checked my system with norton anti virus and ad aware/Spy bot/Counter spy all reveal nothing! what the hell is going on!! I'm using Windows XP Pro with SP2. Any help/ideas would be great. cheers!