Thanks! That will be helpful in the future, I'm sure.
It would help if any other members who have useful help in clearing out viruses, spyware, malware and all the other little goblins that get into our computers could share information on how they deal with it.
I know that firefox recently disabled adobe flashplayer from working in their browser because it had some vulnerability problems that made it possible for someone to hack into machines that used flash. I don't know if adobe ever fixed it or not.
I know I recently had an issue with adobe acrobat reader on an upgrade of theirs that went through my machine hard drives and automatically associated itself with a large number of files that I usually used other software to read, and then adobe would not read them either. I ended up totally removing adobe reader and flash. I did find another software that will read PDF files just fine.
I have gotten to the point where I disable auto upgrade functions on almost everything and have had fewer problems. Some folks think that is a big mistake but since I now have fewer headaches associated with automatic upgrades I plan to stick to my personal system of trying to make the decisions of what happens on my computer instead of having things happen automatically with no option to decide for myself on what gets changed.
Maybe we need a new "computer geeks" forum to address general computer issues that are not specifically related to RHP.
(I know, "take it to 'site ideas' spanky!"