Tiger - I agree completely.

My suggestion of an external port scan was prompted by other solutions coming up empty. I view a port scan as a tool to be used when you start running out of options, and upon encountering these type of problems. Like I said, the idea was "far fetched." However, a port scan does not take long and you never know, Websword might have gotten lucky and found an open trojan port listening, thus providing a direction to research.

I will admit though, that I should have put in a caveat stating that a portscan should not be solely depended upon for confirmation of a trojan's presence or lack thereof, and I will make sure I do so in the future if the need for a similar suggestion arises.

Thanks for the heads up.