I did a search for this, but found nothing in the HTF archives. Has anyone (within the last few weeks) had problems with their IE browsers operating very slowly and sluggishly? Plus: Have you suddenly found, upon starting up your computer, that your Homepage was magically changed without your consent? I had these difficulties and it was driving me batty!!! Finally found the culprit. .... Seems that a site called Global-Finder.com (some kind of search engine from the fiery depths of PC Hell!!!! ) has felt free to just start invading people's computers every 24 hours (usually happens on re-boots) and attaching all kinds of spyware crap on your hard drive(s), slowing your browser to a crawl! And they make their site your homepage! Annoying as all get out. Or, as my mom might say with feeling: "Of all the nerve!!" An interesting, and brazen, set of gonads on these people @ Global-Finder.com, to not only insert the spyware (slowing your computer), but then on top of that, having the gall to replace your desired homepage with THEIR OWN, making it fairly obvious who the bad guys are in this infection/worm/virus/et al!! Boy, is this damn "Global Finder.com Hijacking" annoying! But, thanks to the many FREE software spyware downloads, you can keep the darn Global-Finder annoying invasion from re-occurring. I've used Ad-Aware & SpyBot at least 15 times each to try & rid my PC of this doggone POS thing!! *arggggggggghhhhhhhhh!* But it kept re-setting the homepage every 24 hours. Someone on another forum claims it's set up to "reinfect" exactly every 24 hours. Sounds about right too. It gets in on re-boots & then proceeds to slow your IE browser to an absolute crawl! How annoying is that!!?? (VERY, I dare say...esp. with these HT Forum sites, when scrolling l-o-n-g pages of text/images. It really slows down Forum pages, and text-box writing.) Hopefully, these a**-holes from Global-Finder.com (whatever the hell that is) will be run out of town on a rail very soon! FYI.......If anybody's still having trouble wiping out this dreaded homepage-hijacking parasite/worm, here's some additional information that may prove very handy, including a really nice FREE download, StartPageGuard, which "locks" your homepage, so Global-Finder, or any other unwanted site, can't just get in and "take over" your homepage and your system. ......... Start Page Guard Info & Help re. "Global-Finder parasite"