OKAY...My lovely wife was looking at all the junk and said, "uh, what are those little things", pointing to some < > things on each margin. Of course, when I clicked on the little > thingys, the "junk" in the margin (ads, etc.) disappeared. I'm now able to do my taxes and give Uncle Sam some money...God knows he needs it! I read up on the McAffe Security Scan Plus and found out that it's more of a nuisance than anything else. I'd like to get rid of it, but it's not even on the list of installed programs...just sits on the desktop. If anyone can help me get rid of it, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks for your assistance. BTW, do I get an e-mail any time there's a reply?