Well, new to this site. Not new to being stomped on by addware, trojans, viruses, and well MALWARE.
Microsoft Security Essentials
SpyBot Search & Destroy
Michael Lynns Startup Monitor & Stop startup Monitor
And MALWARE BYTES
I'm sometimes lax in running them and so get zapped once in a while. I've been lucky in that I don't let things run if I don't know what they are. Saved my bacon more than once, as I've been surprised a few time when my arsenal of software have caught and removed a few silent monsters.
I'm 73 and love my computer.
I was delighted to find this forum and dang but it looks I'll spend a lot of time looking around.
I know, I know long winded, I'll sign off for now & search for the right spot to post my request.
Vaya Con Dios