Well, Acutiva sent out a message and finally I know what caused my computer viruses/trojans/malware that kept me busy for a week.
It seems all these nasty things were downloaded whenever you supersized a picture. One of the neat things about Auctiva is not only free image hosting & free scheduling, but it also automatically supersizes images for you, free of charge. All you had to do was click on it, and you got a large picture. For the longest time eBay charged 75 cents for that.
This explains why Patti Anne's computer worked fine, and mine was in a struggle for it's life. Patti Anne did not supersize anything, and I'm sure I did, probably more than once. I'm a visual person, I love pictures. The bigger the better - I love the detail of them and I like to provide the ability to supersize pictures to my customers. I think it gives me an advantage over those that don't.
But this may mean that anybody who supersized any pictures I listed (or that anyone else listed from Auctiva) from Friday afternoon till Saturday afternoon (the 20th & 21st), got a bug. I didnt list anything that Friday, but I did that Saturday & it was later Saturday was when I thought we were going to have to break down and take the computer to a geek. It was pretty bad.
So, that was it. Supposedly it's all fixed now. I haven't used Auctiva since Saturday the 21st, but I'll probably start again on Monday.
In the meantime, I'm learning all about FireFox & Opera.