I am working with keith in Hardware forum. A person with the user name thatman posted a note and said it might be malware. He instucted me to run an online PandaActiveScan. I had a great amount of trouble with aol going off and on, but it completed the scan. Then Aol went all the way off. I had made a screen print of the results. It did not find anything except 1 spyware file. I ran ad-aware and found 2 items it described the as data miners.
He also said to run CWShredder, It did not find anything.
I ran the rest of my arsenal of tools, They came up clean.
He suggested I goto the malware forum for help.
The following is a copy of my origonal Post.
I have been having a great deal of computer trouble the last couple of months. It has been plagued with errors and random crashes. There does not seem to be a pattern that I can point to.
I have had to reload the operating system 3 times in the last month. One time I uninstalled Windows 98 SE. Usualy it will run all right for several days. Then it will Crash. Sometimes it only runs a couple of hours. This is very frustrating.
The system monitor says the CPU is running 100% Utilization at all times. I don't think it was doing this before. To me this is very suspect.???
The Motherboard is Manufatured by PC Chips (I don't think it is a very good one, but it had been behaving fairly good).
The motherboard is Model M598 Version 5.0.
This was an upgrade to a Gateway 2000 4DX2-66.
The ony thing Gateway now is the Case, power supply and 3 1/2" floppy drive.
Microsoft Windows 98
AMD-K^ 3d Processor
248.0(MB) RAM (+ 8.0(MH)that is Reserved for Video)
VCCore V 2.4V
CPU Speed 450 MHz
CPU Base Freq. 100 MHz
Factor 4.5 X
System Hardware Monitor
Temperature 52 Degree C/125 Degree F
Current Fan Speed 5532 RPM
Vcc +12.0 V 11.68 V
Vcc +5.0 4.68 V
Vcc +3.3 V 3.32 V
V core V 2.35 V
Hard Drive C: 20 GB Available space 13241 MB (FAT 32)
Hard Drive D: 10 GB Available space 10281 MB (FAT 32)
I have installed the following Securety Software, and run them frequently.
AVG Free Anti Virus
Ad-aware Personal SE Ver. 1.06 (Configured to GEEKS TO GO SPECKS).
Spybot - Search & Detroy 1.4 B2 (Beta version)
Zone Alarm Firewall Free Version
TDS-3 Professsional (trojan horse removal tool - trial version)
Cool Beans System Info (to check monitor usage it shows 100%)
TuneUp Utilities 2004
I only get very minor junk when I run these. (a few cookies)
Thats all I can think of for now.
I repaired my Daughters Computer a couple of months ago. It was full of all kinds of MALWARE. ScHwErV really did the work, I just followed his instructions. Thanks in advance. beaniethegenie