I run spybot search and destroy on a regular basis, and was running Adware 2008 free edition up until a bit ago, as I was trying out Windows Live Care in its place to see if it could find anything wrong.. none of the three have come up with any problems..
I have also downloaded malwarebytes' (as suggested in other sections) and do regular disk cleanups and defrags. So that's the background on that.. I made a list of the problems I'm having lately that I could think of:
-freezing up or going really slow when more than one thing is open - such as 2 firefox windows and aim
-firefox often errors and is forced to close
-cant delete some programs from add/remove list (warhammer online)
-mircrosoft office 2007 problems - microsoft word will not open, it freezes on the box that opens that says "microsoft word" when it would normally be loading.
-outlook is 'not responding' VERY often, I have to shut it down a lot and restart
I'm sure these could all be related to one thing being wrong, I just havent figured out what it is.
I know I usually have a lot of processes running but I don't know what I can stop running - a lot are IBM related and I don't know if every single one is necessary or not.