Okay, I'm stuck. A computer was brought in with all sorts of problems, the biggest problem appeared to be Anti Virus XP 2008 (which was removed). However, after removing the virus I noticed I could not get to Windows Update or Microsoft Update. I checked the hosts file, nothing. I also noticed all of the usernames missing from task manager. I started working on diagnosing this problem and noticed I could not get to anything security related (Symantec, McAfee, CA, Microsoft Support, etc.). Search engines are redirecting to unknown sites. Again, I checked the hosts file. I reset all settings in IE 7, uninstalled IE 7, scrubbed the registry, cleaned up all temp files, etc. Nothing worked. I found oembios.exe and removed it (after removing this file all of the usernames returned to task manager). So yeah, I'm stuck. Any help? Serious posts only. Thanks.