My laptop has been healed and is working beautifully again. Phew! I sure don't like it when my laptop gets sick and it surely was.
Thanks to the technical support from my computer anti-virus software, VIPRE, two Trojans that had infected my computer were located and removed. The computer got hit with an attack that evidently came in through a forwarded e-mail, disabled my firewall and shut down my access to the Internet. The tech said this was a new virus that he had not seen before and they'd take action to prevent it from happening again with an update.
I can't understand what motivates people to sit around and come up with new ways to mess up other people's computers. They need a life or something.
So we're back in business, stay tuned!