Well....the **** finally hit the fan. After months of agony with my browser, my puter locked up one morning.
I took it to a reputable repair place, paid my $45 bench charge and within a half hour they called with the bad news...
Blah blah....loaded with viruses...blah blah...gonna take 3 hours @ $65 an hour
(They want me to pay $200 to fix a 5 year old computer?)
So I brought it home and called a friend who told me to download Microsoft Security Essentials.
Presto! it found the Alureon Trojan causing the browser hassle and my mouse to to be paralyzed.
Never thought I'd say this but, thanks Microsoft.
The Security Essentials is a great free anti virus program.
I've heard that ever since TrendMicro bought HijackThis it is not as effective.