Holy crap I'm surfing fast now! I have a firewall between my home network and the internet/router. It has an option to block web sites, either by custom list or by a subscription to a downloadable list. I always thought it a cool feature but never bothered. But, I've been having this weird IE popup problem lately that I can't seem to root out. It seems after a certain interval of page loads, a popup ad will appear. I know it's on my machine cause it happens no matter what site I'm hitting at the time. So I started tracing down where the popups were getting the ads by what internet server's my computer had recent sessions with, and blocking those domain names at the firewall. So far, I haven't had a popup yet, and the machine seems to be forkin' FLYIN' on the net. I know there's still a hook on my machine or something, but for now, we might be able to let the kids go back on PBSkids.org without fear of a random popup for handcuffs and enhanced love making popping up (no kidding, some wierd stuff was coming up and got worse as I blocked more and more). Firewalls kick arse!