Thank you for the suggestions.
However, when I went to the link for the sweep of the aptop, I could get it to do nothing. Nothing would open. I simply can't seem to get it to DO anything. I can still run Office apps, but that seems to be it.
Is there a setting that coud have gotten changed or corrupted that would cause no .exe files to run outside of Office? That seems to be what is happening. Of course, the Office apps aren't running properly. For instance, on this reply page, I cannot use the text formatting buttons. I cannot seem to many buttons on any web page. I checked my Internet options again and there does not seem to be anything odd checked or unchecked. I can only assume that this is coming from somewhere else since it is not just IE that is being affected.
Still at a loss,
I managed to dl the AVG free virus scan you suggested and have no viruses.
Edited by FrustratedSarah, 17 November 2006 - 01:50 PM.