Ah well, after being the one who has been compiling security tips, and circulating them...went from 1 to many pages of suggestions about computer and Internet security...I just got "bitten" by my own carelessness, and failure to take my own advice: I got scammed by the phony "condolences/funeral notice" email scam. I must have lost my mind for a moment, because I clicked the damned thing and proceeded to become an email spammer myself.
I've run MAMB & adwcleaner & even combo-fix and I thought I was OK, but the background email via Thunderbird has started up again; so I really need your help. Maybe I didn't run things in the right order. I'm not sure, so I will post a request in the appropriate forum section.
In advance, I thank my fellow geeks for your generous help...and your understanding that anyone can "lose it", occasionally, make a foolish move...and get caught by the evil hackers and spammers out there!
Mays Landing, NJ