Hi I have encountered a strange problem.....I downloaded the new WinMX 3.3 on 6 September 2002, apparently as soon as it had come available.....(Actually, WinMx seems to shut off all earlier versions as soon as another version is available, so one must update.).... Everything went fine for awhile, with no evidence whatsoever of any problem.....But, a month or so later, I am having more and more problems of slowness.....Now, my computer seems to work more and more sluggishly --- at times --- (even when WinMX is not active or even opened).....CD burning all too often makes coffee-cup coasters now, which it never did before due to the Burn-Proof feature..... Upon opening WinMX, my system just seems to lock up and frequently crashes.....The computer is pretty bad with WinMX opened.....Waste of time to try burning CDs with WinMX open..... In fact WInMX itself seems almost disabled. Any clicking therein takes forever to take effect --- if it takes effect at all.....No way will WinMX download any files at all.....Most times now, one can not even change from the Search window to the Transfer window..... Same remains true even after un-installing WinMx and re-installing it..... WinMX was not like this when I first installed it a month ago.....I even did a Drive Image recall -- of the "fresh-clean" setup that I saved a month ago after first installing WinMX 3.3 -- but the same WinMX sluggish problem again occurs.... I must have run every Virus software that I could get --- yet all showed zero....Nothing found.... Well, this morning about 3:30 AM, I just happen to be up and I then connected to the Internet.... I am using Covad DSL, which I just installed a few weeks ago..... All was the same as before:...My system working fine with WinMX not opened..... Subsequently I opened WinMX --- and since it still would not work correctly --- I simply disengaged all shared files and all download attempts.....WinMX was opened, but not doing anything.....I subsequently forgot that WinMX was opened still..... My computer was connected to the internet (via Covad DSL), but not actively so --- as I was running yet another antivirus scan on the two Hard drives (40 and 80 Gb)..... Suddenly at 4:00 AM or so, my hard drive went berserk with activity.....(Hard Drive noise was clearly unusual).....Upon investigating, I noticed that I was transmitting to the internet as fast as possible.....My computer was really pumping it out, yet it should have been idle except for the virus scan taking place..... (Later, downloading to me was also taking place as fast as possible along with the uploading).... There were two ways for me to shut off the internet uploading taking place:....1) Use the (free) ZoneAlarm to stop all internet activity..... 2) Exiting from the supposedly inactive WinMX..... ZoneAlarm did not work to stop the uploading, except by using the Internet-Activity-Stop.....Opening or exiting WinMX clearly controlled the uploading (and also the downloading that later showed-up).....But closing WinMX is not an easy task now as WinMX is extremely sluggish in responding to any mouse clicks So far, I can not find anything unusual..... .I haveZoneAlarm (Free) set to only alow eight applications access to the Interenet and nothing new appeared in ZoneAlarm during the sudden Internet traffic......Using Alt+Ctrl_Del did not reveal any new applications running either.... As of now, it looks like the WinMX 3.3 came with something tagging along........... Next, I plan on trying a Trojan remover software.....Otherwise any suggestions..????