My friend had this problem. he got me to do it as he cant actually get on the internet as such. Its pretty urgent: He said this is what happens: 1. I type in an address in the address bar and hit enter/click go 2. I recieve a message box saying: Cannot find (eg. www.google.com) Make sure path or internet address is correct. 3. I hit a favourite 4. The favourite loads 5. I try again using IE (I have AOL 8) 6. Same scenario 7. I try Spybot - Search and Destroy and repeatadly get a 'DSO Exploit' and a 'common Hacker' problem 8. I remove them 9. I rescan and they reappear 10. I get angry Anyone? im sure i've seen this before.