There are a couple reasons why it could do that Erica. It could be icq themselves, your isp, etc...etc.... Get the 2000b and see if it changes. That might be your solution, but you'll never know till you download and load it.
With regards to viruses, I do hope you have a virus scan w/ an updated virus definition. That could be it too, you never know till you scan with an updated virus definition.
"So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this give life to thee." W.S.
[This message has been edited by acire (edited 04-20-2001).]