This morning I tried to open up parallels at work and it said windows was corrupt and would not open. I also noticed that my mac trashcan had something in it, I tried to empty it and it acted like it emptied only to still show that there was something there. I opened it up and nothing was inside. I swicthed from icaon view to file view and two files showed. They were cryptic looking (several symbols like greek letters). The size of the file said zero kb. the kind of file is Alias. The date was strange. Dec 31 1903. It will not let me delete them. Doesn't say protected or anything, just won't delete them. 1. Is this some sort of virus? 2. How can I delete the files? 3. Does anyone know a good virus checker for the Mac I have a new 20" aluminum iMac with 2.4ghz. Leopard installed and lastest updates. Any help would be apreciated.