thanks for the reply.

I did get "unbanned" after 24 hours. However, I was kicked out again on several occasions with the same problem (poison drone). I have updated my virus scan and scanned my system several times and it was not able to locate any virus. Not sure why the server ban me again....

I tried to uninstall my MIRC, but was not able to do so. I recieved pop-ups indicating that the MIRC program was running in the background even though I did not open the application.

please assist. thanks mucho