Apparently the virus I had a few weeks ago wasn’t actually removed, just hiding. I messed up and allowed something that my ad-watch told me not to and suddenly I was inundated with one mother of all virus outbreaks. It took over my desktop, locked me out of the task manger, the desktop and pretty much every major windows system.
Once again I think I have quashed it (with a full reinstall of windows), but I don’t want to say that just yet because who knows what else can happen. Anyway, that is why my updates have been slow. I hope to speed things up soon.