About a year or so ago there was a program introduced by microsoft through one of it's updates to fish out the non genuine operating systems. Unfortunately for the average user it did more than just that. In fact it did just about everything listed in the first post. Bit-tech reported it to us and most on here took charge and got rid of it. Then microsoft took it out with another update about a month or two later. Honestly, I think it's not so much microsoft taking over the world as it is helping the two worst programs of all time: Homeland Security and the Patriot Act. Remember those? If it doesn't fall through, lucky for us, for now. But they'll try again. Big Brother is always watching.