This morning I got a ton of those Messenger Service messages that urge you to go to some site for a patch to prevent them, followed by Norton Antivirus informing me of many, many viruses that it could neither fix nor delete. This happened once before and I solved it at that time by doing a system restore. But now, one of the viruses has apparently "updated" my windows version, so system restore no longer works. Since my computer is a piece of crap, the cd-rom drive is broken so I can't just backup my data and reinstall windows. The only real problem I have with the viruses is that they slow down my internet connection. Is there any way that I can designate what programs can access the modem, and exclude all others? Edit: if I could permanently block certain processes, that might also fix the problem.