I'm running Windows XP Home with SP2. My computer has recently slowed WAY down. It's taking well over a minute for IE to come up and load my home page. Then just as it looks like my home page, or any other page for that matter, has loaded my entire screen will blink and flutter and the page will be empty again and take another minute or two to finally get itself loaded.
Some times a page will get stuck with the progress bar indicating that it has finished loading and I'll hit the stop button and it'll pop up the page. Other times when I hit the stop button I just get a blank page and have to refresh the page to get to it.
My Anti-Virus and ad/spy/trash-ware programs aren't picking anything up so I'm at a loss as what to do. I have DSL and its running four times slower than my old dial-up connection use to run.
That's one problem, here's something else that's bugging me. All kinds of things have changed in my add/remove programs thingy and I have no idea how that happened. I've Googled some of it but still don't know where it came from, how it got into my system, or how to get rid if it because it doesn't have a remove button to it.
If I did it right I have attached a couple of screen shots to better show what I'm talking about. The things that are worrying me are the ones that look like little CD's next to a PC monitor. If anyone can shed any light on this stuff I'd sure be a happy camper.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.
Edited by wendy k. walker, 06 August 2007 - 01:40 AM.