click here (free version of adaware) click here (free version of Ccleaner)and click here (free version of regseeker. These three are all you should need without going over the top. They are the only three (four if you count AVG anti-virus free edition click here)that I use and recommend others to use. You will not get hacked on a home computer;-))
To be honest, stalion, I am not sure this post fits in speakers corner (it is not an opinion) any more than in consumer watch - I looked at both and chose this because it was the most general. Not that it's a cry for help either.
Ah well, I'll leave it here for a wee while, and resolve it after dinner.
Thanks, GANDALF. Just the kind of advice I was looking for. I've read about Ccleaner and regseeker elsewhere on this forum and they seem just the kind of stuff that suits my computer-useage. I'll now give 'em a try (got adaware [most excellent], and downloaded AVG free-edition yesterday - which is v. good).
Now I feel reassured - which was, really, what I was looking for.
Thanks to stalion and Mithrandir (GANDALF) for their posts.