What do you mean by power down--hit the power button and turn everything off? I do that occasionally when my screen gets hung (usually by AOL), but that never brings me up in safe mode.
BTW, I sent a pitiful message to Codeman asking him to do a post for me. I tried holding the CTL key and weird things happened. I ended up with a blank, bright blue screen. So I figured I had wiped out my iOpener again. This morning I turned it on, went away and did some things, and just left the blue screen there. A few minutes later, everything came up fine. How embarassing. ':-}
I still want to get rid of this virus (called GONER) but am chicken to do anything myself at the moment. What I am going to do is purchase McAfee (again), install it on my very old computer (Windows 95)and then see if, as a licensed user, I can go to their site on my Windows 98 iOpener and select the fix. I hate to buy McAfee because I like Norton a lot more.
Nice of all of you to respond. Thanks. I'll let you know if this works.
BTW, it would appear (with any luck) that this virus only affects e-mail and so far it has only affected one of my screennames. Apparently it is sends mail to everyone in MSOutlook. If that's the case, I may just drop that screenname. Of course, it's the one I use the most. Murphy's Law.
"With an open mind, you will be open hearted."