Hi everyone, I'm having an odd issue with some kind of pop-up. I saw it happen a few times before I began using my HOSTS file to block ads. What happens is some kind of chromeless window pops up. It might be a DIV or something else, I'm not sure. It's usally all graphics and has some kind of close button. It seems to spawn in either IE or Netscape - I don't think I've seen it in FireFox. Now that I am blocking ads - what happens is this "window" pops up with a broken image instead of the content (since it is being blocked by the HOSTS file). You can see the 'outline' of the window and the broken image placeholder, but you CAN NOT close the window in any way - because the 'close' graphic is not visible. If I close all browsers (in fact, close ALL apps) it does NOT go away. The only way I can remove it is to re-boot. Nothing shows up as running in the task manager as an application. This seems to happen almost once a day and is getting very annoying. Has anyone seen these windows - and do you know how to prevent them. Even better - how do you get rid of them w/o rebooting? I don't believe this is a virus/worm. I've run all the spybots/adware/winPatrol utilities, etc and nothing comes up. Tom ===== http://www.Pixelmech.com/ - read my latest blog posting! http://www.thywordistruth.net/ - Eternal Life There is no missing link, just a fist shaken toward God.