...there was one thing, dont know if I'm just being paranoid, however once I'd validated my install I immediately went to the AVG website through internet explorer to download AVG, however ie crashed constantly every time I made it to the site. After the crash I tried browsing other sites and it was fine, then back to AVG and it crashed again. I repeated this step a couple of times. In the end I downloaded google chrome, which made it onto the AVG site without any problems & I successfully downloaded and installed AVG. Is there any reason why ie repeatedly crashed attempting to reach the AVG website, or am I just being paranoid? (I hope it's the latter)
I was pointed in this direction by one of your mods, who incidentally I found really helpful throughout my infection period, and I would be really grateful to anyone who has any information regarding the slight abnormality in my PC's behaviour that I mentioned in the quote brackets above. Incidentally I was using IE8 when this happened.
Thanks in advance.