My main internet activity is doing Google/Yahoo searches. I'm using the book 'Google And Other Search Engines'. My major problem is that maybe one out of ten sites that show up on a search (lets say 'HDCP and Microsoft') seem to be bogus. They sound like exactly what you want, but the instant you click on such a site, you get re-directed to some differert site....usually a 'hostage' site, or one armed with a popup-type forced downloader. I'm wondering if anyone knows how to escape these sites (other than re-boot)? I'm currently using public computers, but plan to get home PC this year, and hope to have some defense against this pain in the rump before then!