My apologies if this is a duplicate second question...I hit reply and I was navigated back to the original question.
Anyway, your solution worked, and thanks so much...my concern now is that this might be some weird malware that's not showing up in my list of installed programs, nor is Avast! finding it. Am I safe to assume that I'm clear for take-off or should I run Malwarebytes or something?
I just needed your opinion...I am very familiar with Malwarebytes, so I'll give it a run.