Okay ... thanks guys for your suggestions (techie ones, that is!) Found out what the trouble was.
My Windows Defender was working fine, but the Windows Firewall was turned *off*.
Just got this infernal machine back from the shop not long ago. $178.00 worth later, had to take it back one more time ... because they had to twiddle a wire in order to let me access my keyboard again after they had worked on it ... aaaargh!
Finally got it in working order again, but didn't even think to check out my security stuff.
Whew! ~ ABC
Glad I could help! My name id Peggy!....Yes?
: “Grow your own dope. Plant a liberal.”
” Obummercare, 20 percent of the time it works everytime.
I am a 69 year old woman. Been married 49 years ... if this twit is looking for an American husband ... she sure as hell isn't getting mine.
Not after all my careful *training!* :D
Also ... what are "known email nodes?"
Be assured "she" is not looking for an American Husband. "She" is looking for someone to respond so they can infect your computer and garner information from it that can be used to steal you or your loved one's money.
I long for the days when our President actually liked our country.