But its been a few months since then, and for the first time I'm having a problem that your instructions haven't been able to help. Not because I followed them and they haven't helped-- but because my computer is responding so horribly that I can't even open up my spyware/malware destruction programs.
The computer was running perfectly, and after turning the computer on one evening, the desktop showed up and after that, nothing will respond. I double click icons, and it seems to be trying to load things-- they even show up in processes, but nothing happens. At least not for a good 20-30 minutes. The only thing I was able to do is open up msconfig (after like 15 minutes of waiting for it), and make sure nothing was initiating on startup that I didn't want to start. I tried to open the spybot program, and it starts working but it sat at a certain percent and didn't move. I let it sit there for a good hour. I can't get any of the programs you request to even start because my computer wont respond.
Are there any suggestions you can offer to fix my problem? Any help is appreciated.