This thread doesn't seem to fit in any of the forums so as I'm running Windows XP Home Edition SP3 I decided to start out here.
If a Moderator feels that it is best in another forum, please, feel free to move it.
I'm using an old HP pavilion 512n, and just by its antique nature that thing is already slow, however, over the past week or so it has become so slow that it can take over five minutes just to load an IE8 browser.
SpyBot S&D says that there are no problems, and COMODO PRO says that there are no viruses.
So why is it running so slow? That's part of why I'm here. Take a look at the attached screenshot. See that Message Center thingy in the center of my desktop? Well that little sucker started showing up at about the same time that this machine dropped into super slow gear.
Is that thing conected to anything evil? Like Spyware? Is there a chance that something got past my firewall, also COMODO PRO,and stuck a bunch of crapwear in my system so that they could sell me something to clean it out with?
If anyone can tell me anything about that Message Center thingy I'd be grateful.If it is crapware, I'll hit the HJT forum next.
Thanks for any insight into that little sucker.
[Last Minute Edit]OK, It's now official...the G2G attachment portal thingy hates me! It keeps telling me that my 62.5KB .JPG pic exceeds the 2MB upload limit...So here's a direct link to my screen shot, floating around somewhere in cyber space.