Thanks to ALL who replied. I do have Spybot S&D, and Adaware also installed, which I run weekly. I left my laptop unattended and not locked (shame on me), and well, when your kids have friends over ("No dad..nobody touched your laptop.") , I suppose this it what happens. Since my first post and running Malware, the computer still appears ok. My iPod however is still corrupted according to iTunes, and it will not let me restore it. Any ideas for that? Once again, thanks to all.