This last weekend I installed a new to me motherboard, I went from 600MHz to 1200MHz
, and fire it up without a thought about the ramifications of this action. Long story short, I had the desktop, but no cusorer/pointer, and I couldn't go to the last good know configuration, so I wiped the hdd, reinstalled the OS and SP, and started reinstalling all of the information that was now missing. I'm still finding programs that I haven't remembered, and will probably continue for a couple of days, and this brings me to my current situation.
Xpert...I tried to use the Trend Micro product that you had suggested, the first thing that happened was for Firefox to tell me that I needed a plug in order to access this page, so I added the appropriate one. Then I found out that I had to have Adobe, I had that on a back up disk, so I thought this would be a quick fix...wrong, Adobe decided that I should have an update and proceeded to provide me with one. And finally I found out that I needed Java, so I made my last download...and we're off and running...wrong! I clicked on the start house call, and waited, and waited, about an hour later it stopped, that was it, it just stopped! I went to bed and got a couple hours of sleep and returned to post my results here and found quietman7's response...
quietman7...This is where you come into the picture, at this point I see your suggestion and realize how ironic the order of events have become, because just before I got Xperts response I was about to update my Ewido so that I had all of the latest definitions to make a scan. Well, I did download the updates, and run the scan, I wound up with 86 infections
, 10 of which were of the high danger definition. So far there have been no more pop ups, and it has been about an hour and a half. I looks like the Ewido wins the prize.
As always, I do appreciate the time and efforts, thanks for the help.