i managed to pick up a browser hijacker thing that worked its way into google chrome, and i got rid of it all on my own
i realise this may seem quite an insignificant little problem to most on here, but to someone who basically knows naff all about computers, insignificant it was not.
so you guys have given me the knowledge and confidence to attack little problems like this when they present themselves and for that, i am eternally grateful..
i certainly intend to learn as much as i can and maybe one day i can enroll in your university so i can pay forward some of the help ive had..
once again... thankyou all