Gents, I try to be very cautious when online & limit any malicious content my PC is exposed to. After each session & during extended pauses, I physically disconnect my DSL / modem connection (I practice this because my computer booted-up & began dialing-up the internet at 1 am once-- my computer had been totally shut-down). This morning I couldn't access the internet. I rebooted both the computer & the modem with no luck. Couple hours later, I take a second look & notice a strange little icon in my start-up menu-- it reads: "Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device - Drives F:, G:, H:, I:" A second reads: "Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device - Drive J:" I have current versions of AVG Free, AdAware Free & my firewall is AShampoo. After failing to get online this morning, AVG scan was clean, while AdAware had a 'module' it couldn't process & it shut down. New or unusual sites I have visited within the past few days include MySpace & Yahoo's Launch.com. I frequently use Rhapsody, and have an account with them. Lately I've noticed evidence of their site being hacked. Any insight or tips on how to get this thing resolved & keep my PC clean? One more thing... while surfing as usual, recently I've noticed my processor spontaneously whirring away, as if it's reading a cd rom, in prep for a download. What's up with that and what kinda crap am I dealing with, do you think?