Alright, my friend has a virus. Apparently a foreign virus, because the google search results didn't turn up ANY English pages on it. It's called foza_orana.vbe, and it hijacks USB drives and messes with your system files so your icons and your right clicking ability go away. It tried to get my laptop, but it shot that varmint before it could even reach my e-porch. ^^ My system was just too tough for it. Now that I know what it is though, I know how to kill it. ClamWin from my USB drive couldn't detect it, and neither could his antivirus. But Trend Micro on my laptop can kick its ass. SO, I need to know one thing... Is it possible to establish an LAN connection with my friend and scan his computer with my laptop connected like that? How would I go about doing it?