Several days ago, when opening iTunes and trying to access the store, I got a pop-up message appearing to be from VirusBarrier 6 which said that this was a 'phishing' site; gave several options - block, ignore, something else (sorry, I didn't copy it or give it much thought, so I'm doing this from memory). I basically clicked it away. After that, iTunes would never entirely load, and took forever to load just a few images. Now, it doesn't load at all. I can play music, but the store is just a blank page and eventually pops up with "iTunes could not connect to the iTunes Store; make sure your network connection is active and try again". Connection is fine everywhere else. I tried the Terminal thing to disable Ping, but that didn't work. Hubby says to uninstall it (he's a PC guy) and download a new copy, but I'm afraid I'll lose my music! I have an iPod Classic 80 6th gen; and an iPod Touch 64 3rd gen, and am afraid to sync either one in case it is a virus. Anyone have an idea? I have searched here and on the internet, but nothing sounds like this problem. I'm on a MacBook Pro 17", 2.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo;4GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM; Mac OSX 10.5.8 Also have a Power Mac G4 (Quicksilver) from about 10 yrs ago, which I haven't sync'd to all this newer stuff because of it's age - just running Tiger there. ~~~~~~~ Incidentally, my account WAS compromised back in May. Someone charged $62 about 5 times (same amount over and over), before my credit card company notified me that something was going on. I closed the cc account, got a new password at iTunes. Could these people be back? I haven't accessed my account since this started several days ago, and the cc account looks ok, but was shown the window where you give your password as late as today.