While my new system is coming in in a few days, I let a friend use my computer for a moment. I don't know what he did, but somehow, he infected my system badly and I can't figure out what to do from here to prolong my system a bit more before just kicking it in the bucket (I want to transfer a few things off). Here is what I know: I removed (Or I think I removed) 3 things that weren't on my system before... something like a videoactivex component???? whatever... and then there was this System Alerter that said it was on my computer since November but yet I know that it wasn't there. And it tried installing the Spydawn product and whatever. It kept giving me a popup every few min about how my system is possibly infected and I should download a recommended remover and all. The Actions I've taken: I ran Kaspersky Anti-Virus, I ran Ad-Aware SE Personal, got rid of the spyware I think... reguardless... I'm hoping this fully took it out. I temporarily took it off the net so I'm hoping it helps until I get a response from here. I mean I don't want it thrown out with a "bang" of getting something weird. But for some reason, I am thinking it reminded me of something that was posted here about a flaw that was made a while back on windows involving ActiveX or something and that it usually was a straight bust... but I didn't get the symptom that I recall from the video of it (The one where it says that I have malware/spyware and it shows it on my desktop), so I think its something different. Is there anything else I should check to make my system somewhat cured? Thanks!