My apologies for being a little slow off the mark these last few days – I have been affected by horrendous problems with the internet.
Within minutes of signing on, the system dropped out, and reconnecting took hours. Courtesy of the AoL helpdesk, however, we seem to have identified the problem – spyware, interfering with the broadband connection.
Spyware zappers have been downloaded and the system has been cleaned out. So far, the connection is stable and, with luck, normal service can be resumed.