I'm tired so this may be even less coherent than usual.
I forgot to update my Norton and missed 3 described as 'critial', I thought I'd been getting a little more spam lately and things got worse. Not sure what happened but it was bad, my searches kept getting hijacked to porn sites, etc.
I installed the updates and ran a full system scan, cleaned (?) registry, and I guess its ok..not getting photos of women in thongs anymore. I don't know if this was mine or security history left over from when my sis had
computer, she had to have it cleaned up a couple of times...milworm exploit, web attack firefox interface CVE, SVG mem corrupt code exec, etc. scarey..Or maybe it just blocked those at some point, I don't know, it was 'kidnapping' me when I clicked on a URL and taking me somewhere else and also inserting my search terms into bad sites.
OK, I went to the Clean Air site again, right clicked on the guy's email address and looked closer..menu offered 'email to widows live'..clicked on that and it looks like all I have to do is get that for email (hotmail) and it will work? Duh..
I found the Firefox..options..app..etc. progression. The problem was that for some reason the little orange rectangle in the corner that says Firefox had disappeared. I got it back, I have no idea how.
Gmail and yahoo were offered but I think I'll just use hotmail.
I have another problem. computer has been doing weird things, jumps around when I scroll and line jumps (don't know the right term). I looked at some Firefox things and I think its because I have FF 9 beta..it described the scroll jumps and possibly the other, and said it was "not stable enough for inexperienced users". Gee thanks FF. I think it can be tweaked but it looked hard and I'm annoyed. It said something about just uninstalling it and reinstalling a different version. That looked intimidating as well but will look again and see if I can figure out enough to ask questions. I had one that did well, don't know if it was 7 or 8 and I have to be sure its compatible with Norton.
Very dumb question..I installed Norton update and it said installed and 'processed'. When I started scan it began with 'checking for updates' and it ran for a minute before I canceled it. I didn't accidentally cancel the ones I had just installed did I?
Icehouse, how is your tolerance for frustration? haha I have cheesy peoplepc dial up, that was the email Facebook rejected. May not be fast enough, I don't know.