Thanks guys - I've run the virus checker on the Windows XP laptop and its fine.
Here's something else I found:http://spamcop.com/help_with_headers/
For anyone who uses an email program...
and another virus checker (online this time) to save anyone from having to trust their own on-board version!http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
I do use my XP laptop on internet often! It's just that I've been away from civilisation travelling in remote places since last year where there's no electricity let alone running water! That's why I've not been online with the XP. Now I'm back in my yuppified lifestyle, instead of worrying about hardships such as falling off cliffs and coming off worse in fights with foreigners, I can settle back into to a comfortable lifestyle, albeit neurotic worrying about things like online viruses instead of life
Justin (happy to be relieved of Norton Systemworks!)