Thought I'd give some free software advice if you ever encounter problems with your pc due to a virus or malware. If you can think of other "freebies" then post it here. Some free software that I use when I have problems malwarebytes anti malware Combofix (similar software to identify and clean your pc) WinPatrol (you can use this to see what kinds of start up programs and what is active on your pc). For the older machines this will also stop many things (not everything though) from running without your consent. newer machines have things that do this. I usually determine what is active and then google it and find out how to remove the problem if possible. This product can also remove some tasks and can disable some other tasks running. You can also search some websites for free downloads of AV programs like Kaspersky, AVG, etc. Just by googling "free ......software" will usually show you some sites where you can download the "free" stuff. (not sure if mentioning this is allowed though so keep it on the qt). I also use Pop up Stopper (free version) to prevent things from popping up. It doesn't stop a lot of pop ups but if you are downloading stuff this is sometimes helpful stopping pop up malware. hmmm, thought I had a few more so will post it here if I remember them. Unfortunately this didn't help my current problem, my friend opened up an email and it infected my pc so now I probably have to do a refresh back to factory finish to get rid of the problem. (reminder to never let anyone use my pc). Idiot wanted to read his emails and though it came from a friend. :Þ Anyway, what else to you use (free software) to fix your pc problems?