In my quest for finding software and movies on newsgroups, I found that when you go looking for the wrong thing like I did, Your going to run into viruses. I actually quit Giganews and decided it was not worth all the viruses with the programs I was looking for. You can't really tell which have viruses and which do not. I will say this, Avast ANti-Virus saved my rear end, because when a download was finished , it notified me that I had just downloaded a virus before I opened up the program. Hope this helps. I've never seen so many viruses, that is why in the first place I subscribed to the usenet.