Thank you both, jhayz & Moderator Hamluis. I did try ti cc cleaner, adwarecleaner, and malwarebytes, also, though I didn't say that above.
I will next do what Moderator Hamlius states above. THANKS!
Also, right now, I will here add what I wrote while offline:
I’ve been keeping my computer offline as I’ve been working on it for paperwork stuff that I do which had/has to go out, etc. additional thoughts/points have come to mind since I posted that first comment which I would have then included if I’d have thought of same then. Therefore, I must add this information when online at BC:
(A.) Re Microsoft Essentials, ("MSE"), I’ve had it since around 2011 and have kept it updated and set to do full updated system scan- (Unless I state otherwise, all "scans" I reference, both in MSE and in any other programs are as wide open as the choices therein allow.) - once a week. Despite this, around 1.13.2013, its scan showed that it had recognized a threat or virus but that I had "allowed" it, when I never had done so. I discovered it on the history list after a full(most likely) scan on 1/24/13 and here’s what I then copied/wrote down from MSE:
"Category: Trojan Downloader
Description: This program is dangerous and downloads other programs.
Recommended action: Remove this software immediately.
Security Essentials detected programs that may compromise your privacy or damage your computer. You can still access the files that these programs use without removing them (not recommended). To access these files, select the Allow action and click Apply actions. If this option is not available, log on as administrator or ask the security administrator for help.
Items: containerfile:C:\Documents and Settings\MLW\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\31\8b74f5f-359971ac
file:C:\Documents and Settings\MLW\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\31\8b74f5f-359971ac->datas/Zom.class
file:C:\Documents and Settings\MLW\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\31\8b74f5f-359971ac->datas/Zonkeys.class
Get more information about this item online."
Some of my notes of my attempts to remove it. (FN1)
1/24/13,Thu.at 1.01.12a It says remove immediately, yet it won’t let me! It says it was allowed on 1.13.12 and I’ll be d***ed if I ever agreed to such.
1/24/13 Thu at 0.58.44a diem:. (Oh, good. Scan is done!) 1/24/13 Thu at 0.59.23a
1/24/13,Thu.at 106 @ from 12.xx to 1.am. I tried to remove the 1/13/13 ‘trojan downloader’ that MSE had falsely "allowed" but had no luck so I tried a full scan that started at 2.45a . Then to sleep. Result: same old same old.
I thereafter repeatedly tried to remove it, etc, unsuccessfully, it felt.
From that first listing, the history screen would dutifully display that bug as "allowed" for some default thirty day type period, whereafter it dropped from it, never having been fixed. I believe that - in or around 2/28/13 and just after that ‘remove this trojan downloader’ dropped off the history screen, uninstalled and reinstalled MSE. No luck.
I again uninstalled and reinstalled MSE after that "drop off" and also in my efforts at the end of April, 2013. Since that time, (1/24/13 to present) MSE has found not one threat. (As I recall, the Java aspect of that resulted in a lot of complaints by folks on the MSE forum saying "Why do I bother to have this, then? Or such. Also, what I then did find - such as at the lost (to me) link about "Get more information about this item online." was too complicated for me to figure out.)
(B.) After that, I saw, briefly referenced (one time each)
Date Reference -
Around 4/5/13; Ad.yieldmanager advert discovered.
Around 3/15/13 Your ass is now controlled? Or ass controller installed, ?
(C.) After one of the scans that I did last week (around 4/30/13), there then appeared a new item never previously displayed under "My Documents." (FN2) I don’t know if it was always there but hidden or what. It is this:
Name Size Type Date Modified
desktop.ini 1K Configuration Settings 2/21/2010 (Which was when my Brother in Law set this PC up for me.)
(I’ve left it there for when I tried to move it elsewhere it said, this is a configuration setting. Are you sure you want to move it? I said cancel, and there it remains, "still is sitting, still is sitting, perched above the bust of Pallas above my Chamber door? No, under my documents..." (Paraphrasing/misquoting Poe.)
(D.) None of the various threats which were recognized by ESET, OTL, Security Check, et al, even when they found threats, ever said that they had found anything close to any of the things I’d seen as above.
My email shows that someone has replied. I’m going there now. 5/3/13,Fri @11.38.06a
FN1: I trust that no one is going to -but fear that they might - say, "Wow. You’re an idiot!, or such." I do that to myself plenty - both when I deserve it and otherwise. I’m not a computer person, although I’ve learned a lot in the last two years or so. (I apologize for even typing this as my readings of the advice on this site have never shown any such non-instructive comments. Whatever... :-| . . . )
FN2: "My Documents" is where I create and keep 98% of what I do for a living. (Almost all of that involves me typing out stuff in WordPerfect8, which I prefer as it had the old quickfinder search which works far better for me in document text searching than any MS product I’ve ever tried. (Typically to find old, analogous text documents which I open as a copy, and update, etc. As I recall, prior research revealed many others, like me, who still use WP Suite8 for that express purpose.)
Now off to Links of Hamlius.