Thank you, Herk and Zener.
I finally decided to dump Jetico yesterday--I couldn't even get online yesterday--"page can't be found" errors on everything. (Google, hotmail, yahoo, here). Again, it's likely user error, but it's still not very self explanatory, and Edith the airhead needs simple!
I didn't want to be with no firewall, so I downloaded Zone Alarm--it's pretty user friendly, although I still don't know what I'm allowing half the time, and right now, nothing that is normally animated is animated-- I thought I had fixed that-- an options tab where i unchecked something to the effect of "block animations". (I can get the exact thing if I need to, I'm typing it from memory right now, because i didn't want to open another thing--I'm down to 44% resources--I have music match open-- that is quite a hog)
Herk, in Device Manager, there is one question mark. It is under "other devices" and when I click the plus sign there are two things listed with a ? One is Office Jet 6100 (Which is my printer and I'm having no trouble with at all). The other is PCI Communication Device And i don't know what that is. If it has anything to do with helping my computer to quit hanging whenever I try to play any media device, that would be a wonderful thing! I have deleted all the media devices, and am adding back one at a time, to see if any particular one is more of a problem than another.
Zener, i wonder if you have something there--the Sygate frequently was cantankerous! LOL! I think I had 4.0. Interesting you should mention the thing about the AV-- I have McAfee, and it's always running some update or something--steals my computer from me for a few minutes (Mouse moves slow while update is dl-ing, and if i am trying to type anything, it freezes the words where they were until the dl is done, or makes any music I my be playing hang. And i never know when it's gonna decide to give me an update--pain inna hiney!) But when I installed ZA, and clicked through the various left-side choices, one being Antivirus monitoring, it's telling me "there is no antivirus running on your computer that Zone Labs can detect. Make sure you are running the antivirus software." The second warning is the same thing about the antivirus update.
When I opened the McAfee Security center, it looks like everything is running.