oops, I hit ENTER early and meant to post a little more info. I also notice that sometimes, when browsing forums I see certain keywords appearing in blue type like a link. Of course, clicking these words links you to a site that is usually some sort of annoying shopping site. I am quite sure that these words are not actually on the web page as links. Luckily, my browser does not appear to be affected by redirects (like the last time I was infected by something). I'm running Windows XP Professional, version 5.1 on a Dell D620 laptop. I run Microsoft Security Essentials with occasion MalwareBytes scans. I should still have a few programs from the last time I did a clean. I'd love to have some help figuring out if this is some sort of virus and what I can do about it. My computer's old and tired, and probably should be replaced soon, but hey... Let's see what life I can squeeze out of this thing.