I had to re-load my laptop. The virus started the first of March by eating anti-virus programs and graduated by the end of the month to eating browsers. By mid-April it was munching happily on Windows. It seemed to delight in annexing existing programs for its own purposes. Windows firewall became come one, come all. Windows updater became virus replicator. I ran out of restore points and my restore disks did not work. I called HP and for thirty bucks they sent me out a set of disks to restore my machine to store-bought new. What a deal! Virus eliminated.