Worked fine for last three weeks then began again. My Norton needed renewed so I thought that may be the problem and removed it. Still didn't work. Got it up enough to download trial program recommended by Microsoft...and Office... F-Secure. It didn't appear to load. therefore...just figured it didn't because of the freezing issue.
Got on another computer and searched for an answer in your forums. Copied off recommendations for cleaning out malicious dll files. Downloaded and ran the three programs you recommended the last run was HijackThis. Actually stayed open long enough to do this. Then froze up again....
Discovered F-Secure did load, but not correctly. Went to Add/Remove and unistalled...It only took it off the Add/Remove list. Went to its file in programs... went into unistall F-Secure file and it stated it would only be removed by using ADD/Remove!!!
Searched every file imagninable to remove anything related to F-Secure...even in hidden files. Finally removed all except the Common Files Folder. Refuses to allow my to get rid of it completely.
Didn't fix the freezing problem....But...
NOW!!! I can't get on the Internet at all. Did the ping thing...everything is working. Connection is fine and running. But when I try to open Internet Explorer it states it can't find the server or page. Removed every Firewall, security option trying to find what on earth is blocking it.
Can't get on computer for assistance, but now it runs for a lengthy period of time unless I attempt the Web/Spy/Ad programs...Removed Spybot, SpySearch and Destroy, and AdAware just incase they were corrupted. No go... and once it freezes it won't work again until it rest for serveral hours.
I have used Safe Mode...no help
System Restore say it doesn't change anything when ran..no matter how far back I go.
The fix recommendated programs under freezing problems, ran but didn't find anything
I re-installed Internet explorer...re-entered IP addresses and Gateway Addresses
Spent hours trying to get it up and running. Please help...this is a main computer for my work also....Otherwise I have to drive to another office 30 min.'s away. That's what I'm on now.