Yes, it seems like everything's working properly except for Norton AV 2005. Sometime during the process of removing all the bad files/entries, viruses etc etc it just gave up on me; when I try to start NAV2005 it just won't update the status of the virus definitions, latest scans, subscription length etc...it just locks up
Sygate Personal Firewall hasn't been operational since this whole mess started either, but if I remember correctly Sygate PF hasn't been up and running since I installed NAV 2005. But maybe I should be posting this somewhere else...could there still be viruses screwing with my system?
I owe you bigtime. I'm gonna look into the whole donation thing, coz if anyhting's worth it - this is. I'll be spending a lot of time reading your hints & tricks in the future.