I think I may have taken most of the spyware, etc. off my computer, but unfortunately took some important things off too.
I have used Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware, Trend Micro Housecall, CW Shredder, CCleaner and Kill2me. I also have McAfee software installed. I keep getting an error message that the McAfee Active Shield cannot run because my computer does not have enough disk space, yet it says drive c has 91% free. Disk defragment does not seem to work at this time either. I have done system recovery about 8 times since February. Each time, the computer is vulnerable and I attempt to get microsoft updates before another crash occurs.
I cannot click on most links or gif images that lead to links for downloads, scans etc. My computer shows no dial up or other connections. My ISP tried several things to add icon to desktop or to connections, yet the connections folder remains empty. I keep getting error messages. One of the recent ones is istsve.exe has encountered a problem and has to close. I don't know what that is, but it seems to have no effect on my computer.
When I close my computer, I get messages about HiddenFaxWindow and I'm not sure what that is.
I have a HJT log file if I need to post that.