my machine is currently infected with a trojan or something.
after startup i have a new file 'iexplore.exe' trying to access the internet - each time i delete the file and then restart, the said file has moved to a new location (please don't start announcing that iexplore.exe is internet explorer - this particular file that keeps appearing is definitely something nasty).
i looked around the web and there appears to be plenty of confusion and not particularly brilliant advice about getting rid of it - virus and trojan scanners seem to be unable to find the file if the comments on other forums i've read are correct.
here is the most helpful page i've found that deals with the problem http://www.jimmyr.co...E_Virus_230_2006.php
(not actually tried his method yet but will do in a minute).
i wouldn't make such a post but this is the first time my machine has been infected for a long time - and i can't even remember a time that my scanning software seemed completely oblivious to the fact that the machine is infected.