who responded to my plea for help with a new virus program! There were so many - and most advocating Avast, that I'm answering you all here! LOL! I'm going to try Avast first and if it works as advertised, I'll be one happy camper. If not, I'll go to another one that was recommended. And polly_b, I know just what you mean by 'crawling' - that's what happened with ES ET, and yes to the whole "update when you're not on" thing? Balderdash. *rolls eyes* Oh, and deora, I tried to download Microsoft Essentials but kept getting a notice saying my XP wasn't updated, but when I checked, it was - and had been automatically updated to the new version ages ago. :( I would love to have MSE but they still haven't responded to any of my emails. :( I'll also check into Norton 360, luicat! And definitely Comodo, cross_stitchery! That sounds like my 2nd alternative if Avast doesn't work.