Ugh, heads up all.
Something called "Internet Security 2012 " popped up on my XP machine.
Apparently it is SCAM ware; with some malicious properties,depending on which description of it you believe. I'm on my Mac now while I try to clean
the other computer.
It turned off Microsoft's Security Essentials, popped up something that is designed to look similar to it, and make you think you are getting a normal
scan. Fortunately, I immediately recognized that something was wrong and another anti-virus program that I run which co-exists nicely with
Essentials gave me the opportunity to kill and quarantine it.
I'm presently running full scans and trying to figure out where the dang thing was buried.
ADMINS--THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME I've picked up a virus while surfing this site. I had NOT been looking at ads, I was looking at a private message
sent from someone who is a regular participant.
I do a great deal of browsing on both my XP machine and my Mac. The only time I have ever been infected on the XP machine has been while
surfing Defensive Carry.
I have had one piece of malicious software detected by the anti-virus program on my Mac, but that was because my wife went to some funky
site she should have known to avoid.
While I can't be 100% certain this site is the origin, it is what appears to be the case for now.