I had some pretty bad spyware on my computer yesterday which was opening heaps of adult sites while i was using other programs, also my internet was downloading/uploading even while i had no programs open. The spyware also disabled task manager and norton internet security (i'm sure it did other stuff but this was what i found) and slowed down my computer dramatically at times.
I read some forums and ran AdAware, Spybot S&D, Microsoft Anti-Syware, Trend Micro Housecall (spyware), Clean Up!, Hijack This and Norton Antivirus. It took lots of tries before the problem seemed to go away cause the spyware would get deleted by the programs then come back when i started my computer again. Now it seems that most of it is gone (i can use task manager and everything else, i'm not constantly uploading/downloading and i haven't been getting pop-ups) but i think at some stage i've damaged some Windows files or something.
My computer runs fine when i start it up but after i open a few programs and do a few things on it it starts to lock up. The start menu and folders work fine but i can't open any new programs and programs that are already running run super slow (as though i'm running 40 other programs at the same time). When i try to shut down my machine it tells me that everything running is 'not responding' including rundll32.exe.
So i'm not sure what the problem is, was hoping someone here could help out. Thanks tons in advance,