And I installed and ran Ad Aware and Spybot and I'm still getting Windows configuration updates and strange pop-up flashes when I boot.
And did I mention that EVERY FUCKING PIECE OF MAIL I'VE EVER HAD IS GONE?
ETA: Okay, I found my mail. My folders have been moved and buried somewhere and now I have to figure out how to get them back where they belong. However, Microsoft? Still sucks. And these pop-ups are about to make me lose it.
ETA 2: You guys rock. Thank you all so much!
And now I think I need to lie down for a minute or a million...I seem to have the vapors.