Long story short I am mucking around deleting files in my computer when I Know better. I know I know, but I'm going for broke since my next step is rewrite the OS which I trying to avoid if I can sort it on my own. 98 OS, -trying to get it cleaned up and stable again. While I am potentionaly destroying it. Among hundreds of other things - I am removing 2 spyware. webHancer and new.net. I think my Winsock 2 is already blown but before I attempt to repair it, I would like to get rid of all files connected to the above. AND if its possible set my registry to ping ? them back if they ever try to load again. (Never been in my registry) and wondering how to check the registry line by line to remove any registry changes these type programs/appl have made. There are 2 files connected with the spyware I am not allowed to delete as "windows is using it"??? WEBHDLL WHAGENT any help? Also what are? - under 'Type' Files in my find files Type: Diablo Hack Data these are all over the place. When I try to determine 'what' these are by opening I get an error. Program not found Windows cannot find Diablo.exe prog. needed for opening type "Diable Hack Data File" If these are connected to an old game my son downloaded way back, I don't understand why I'm seeing files of this 'type' on a daily basis, yet am unable to open or determine what exactly they are?