I've only just this moment been able to get back here. After my first post, I couldn't connect back here again.
I ran Spybot Search & Destroy, and it found some nasties:
These comprised 14 baddies. Unfortunately Spybot couldn't remove them. So I ran Ad-Aware anti-spyware... and it froze three quarters of the way to finishing.
I ran my ESET Nod32. It found Trojans and quarantined them. But couldn't access Google, Photobucket, TV Guide... or Bleeping.
I tried to System Restore, but it wouldn't even take me back one day.
All this problem started when after doing a Repair using my Windows XP Installation CD, I then went to Windows Update - and it downloaded Windows SP3. I've been using SP2 until now.
Just now I did a Repair with my WinXP Inst CD... and then ran Spybot Search and Destroy again - and again the above nasties turned up. But! This time it deleted them all.
Thank you everyone for your advice and interest.
I am now able to access Google. I just hope these viruses or Adware don't stuff things up again.
Edited by garmanma, 16 May 2008 - 07:40 AM.
move to appropiate forum