Well... Searchprotectedbyconduit is no longer in the add/remove programs. So, I suppose that either AVG killed it or it vanished on it's own.
I haven't restored my webbrowser settings yet, I dread trying to rebuild my favorites, but I'll probably have to do it anyway...
I lost this thing for 3 weeks the first of may because of malware and had to have an expert clear and fix the system. It's been running slow since then and I'm a bit hyper-sensitive about it. Getting a new system is out of the question as I simply don't have the resources for a new system, much less the accessible software, which cost more than the system does.
On the bright side, AVG killed an attempt to infect first thing this morning, so I'm fairly happy with it (again). I admit that since loosing my sight, I've become more of a computer idiot mainly because of the tempermental and massive expense to replace anything that allows me to access a computer to begin with. It is my link to the world because I can't go grocery shopping, pay bills conveniently or a dozen other things that I use the computer for... so, I get anxious whenever something pops up.
I thank everyone again for the understanding and assistance. I think that I have now gone through every major anti-virus out there at least once, including the two big named brands. The best that I ever had was a little $10 application that I used for years and kept my computer running with an amazing track record. Unfortunately, when I had to change systems, I no longer had the CD and had to go to something else as that little program, updated almost daily, couldn't be found anywhere. Every time I've had anyone do work on the thing(s), they would add their own preference of anti-virus and over time, I've got quite a collection. lol