Okay, have made a note to always ask for 'prompt' to back up with C Cleaner and then save the backup - especially glad to know that all one has to do is simply click on the stored back-up and poof, all is well once again.
Thanks so much for the instructions re IE and 'Active X' files, but I honestly never use IE. (Only Netscape and FireFox as my browsers). But off to see if I can find something similar within these two browsers - great to know that I can prevent Active X! Yipee!
Thanks so very much!
Oops, just realized that your message and mine 'crossed' each other once again
, Orange Blossom.
Oh dear, I was trying not to say that it was 'Folding' that I had downloaded and installed. I have no way of knowing if it was actually the cause of if my computer was simply waiting to throw a hissy-fit for another reason.
Aha, now I know how I got the Active X - because of the Windows updates! You're right, the updates arrive via IE browser and I let it update anything it likes (except for the updated IE browser - eep!).
Thanks for all your detailed help in how to create a HJT log, as well, Orange Blossom - when I read the guide, realised that I've done a lot of it and now am off to download and run both AVERT stinger and HiJackThis. (Is a 'bump' when someone posts and then re-posts before anyone can help them - ergo, moving them to 'head of line', I wonder? - if so, promise not to do it).
Thanks again for your help!
Edited by MaraM, 30 January 2007 - 05:38 PM.