Ive lived with this for ages now, and im kinda used to it. But now that ive stumbled upon this wonderful little forum here i was wonder if anyone could tell me why non/very few of the most common search engines will work on my PC? Heres what gets returned to me when i enter most sires such as Google etc. "404 Error Page Not Found A message from Server Admin: Some people have reported arriving at our error page after typing in or clicking a link to a major search engine. After extensive research into the issue we have found that one of our server I.P. addresses has been targeted by a virus which you may have on your computer called "QHosts". This virus was made several months before we were allocated the server I.P. addresses we have now, and therefore we have no control over it (much to our dismay as it causes disruption to our servers on a regular basis, however it is gradually diminishing.) The Microsoft cumulative patch for this vulnerability is available here. We have provided our links page below which contains, amongst other things, hyperlinks to some major engines, routed thru our own server which is not affected by the virus, so they work Ok. You are welcome to use these links, if you want to, until your own computer is working properly." Searching on msn etc and all the usual suspects tends to return the old 'The page cannot be found' page, and its been bugging me for a while now so any help in fixing would be most welcome. ...suggestions?