First, I was having problems with turning my computer off. When I hit shut down, it would just hang on the shutting down window. I either had to shut it down manually or just go to bed. In the morning, I would be at the password screen. This has happened off and on for the past two weeks. I tried a disk cleaner and system restore. The system restore seemed to help for a day or two.
I ran spybot and found some things that I removed. Sorry to say, at this point I wasn't very worried so I didn't take note of what they were. My problem remained.
As I was working on this problem, I tried to disconnect from the internet via my internet icon at the bottom right corner of my computer screen. It wouldn't disconnect. It said I was disconnected but I had internet access. Over the past few days trying to fix this.
It got to the point that it wouldn't even offer me the option to disconnect.
Now, I thought something was wrong and started to think maybe someone was trying to compromise my machine. DAA
I read a lot of material on malware and finally found your site.
I've run a virus scan on Avast-- nothing
I've run spybot as I mentioned. Nothing critical
I ran spyware terminator. Found some minor stuff like cookies. Nothing major.
I ran Trend Micro. Nothing
I ran Malwarebytes. Nothing
I've run your root program and your old timer program but that's greek to me.
So, to make this easy for me. I did a system recovery. The first time I didn't disconnect my internet.
I'm assuming now that this wasn't a good thing? The recovery took what I thought was a long time.
After recovery, I still had problems disconnecting from the internet. I'm on a wireless internet
network and thought recovering my system would create downtime for the other users.
My computer now shuts down okay but the internet problem still exists.
Well, I also experienced some problems with installing Avast. After the rebooting processed it turned my computer off and turned my on\off button yellow. I restarted again and it rebooted. It worked fine for a little while but I started adding Zone Alarm firewall, and other protective measures I read about. Then I experienced problems with
Firefox. It wouldn't respond! It froze my whole computer up. So, I shut the system down and did the recovery again. Still with the internet connected.
Boy, that took almost 2 or 3 hours. The computer worked fine.
Then, I tried running a-squared spyware program.
It showed a weatherbub.a2 problem.
Since then, I did one more system recovery (without the internet connected) and it loaded in record time. It was fast!
Now, I loaded everything. Did everything you asked and am now writing you.
Where do I go from here?
Just for your information.
I run Vista with avast virusware, ZoneAlarm firewall, and I loaded A-squared on for spyware scans.
I also have loaded and ran all your programs.
I'm very anixious to know the problem and see if it can be removed.