|What a GREAT answer, Guano! This site is SOOOOO lucky to have YOU helping the technologically challenged...|
To answer your questions, a little more cordially than you replied to mine:
1--Didn't have to log in to ask a question here, only create a name and password after asking--no actual secure sending pword information, so no crash. (Had to log in after fixing my computer to get a completely asinine response from you, though.)
2-After 12 hours of spyware scanning, deleting, and manually removing files dumped by a Trojan that my newly updated IE7 allowed into my computer, I am now using Firefox. Updated to IE8, but feel safer with F.
I post this for other computer-idiots like myself, who may stumble upon this post, despite the drool dribbling from their slackly-parted lips onto the keyboard---
Your computer may have been infected with a Trojan virus, as was mine, and you can use Microsoft.com to find suitable spyhunter software that won't berate you over symantics while it helps you with your problem.
One of the .exe files wouldn't delete after the first run, and required manual removal. You can find information on how-to at Microsoft, or by doing a Google search of the particular .exe named file. It takes a lot of patience, but persevere, and you will be successful. As our techie-friend has noted, I am not computer-savvy--so if I can figure it out, you can too! :) Trust me, you don't need the added frustration of having an answer like the above come back when you're at your wits' end.
I also updated to IE8, but have been using Firefox since the infection.
Hope that helps the rest of us, at least a bit more than "Maleducado." (Other posts by the same are just as impolite--who wants a slap in the face with their answer? Guess you either have people skills or tech skills, eh?)