Ok, I am running XP right now, and I left my 10-year old alone with the pc for a couple of days and by the time I got back to it, it was rife with adware and who knows what. So I ran CWShredder, Spybot, Ad-Aware all one after the other, but was still heavily infected, so I got Hijack This, and ran it, and destroyed everything that looked even vaugely dangerous. Stupid, I know, but I was tired and frustrated and excuses, excuses. Well, since then, I've run into a problem much more serious than the popups. When I try to open a movie file or flash file online, nothing would happen. So I tried downloading some files, and I'd get the "Download Progress" window, but the percentage never moved or registered and then I'd get the "can't open this site" message.
I checked PCPitstop for my down/upload speeds and I got this:Download speed: 260 kilobits per second
Upload speed: 11 kilobits per second
What the.... HUH?
I don't know what this means, but I know it's new, and I have a sneaking suspicion that it is very ungood. I also know that I can't download any files for some reason, and I know that my XP Restore disc is lost somewhere in my garage or someone else's.
Furthermore, when I startup, everything goes smooth until Windows is up, and I get RUNDLL errors for the following files:D0CE0C16B1
I'm not sure if all these are vital or not, but I could REALLY use a little insight here as to what I should try next. I appreciate any help anyone here can give. Thanks,