1) At times, no icons are showing up on the task bar by the clock even though programs are running. They've always been there before.
2) AOL is one of them that is no longer showing up even when I am logged on. A few hours ago it was there but it said there was no connection even though I was logged on. Also, I have cable so there is always a connection anyway.
3) Prior to #2, I was using Windows Media Player, rippin some music, and an AOL notice came up to update my AOL spyware. I did. After I did that, WMP no longer would get album info for me and my AOL logo on my taskbar went to "no connection". Well, I logged on to AOL just to check it out and I logged on no problem. The AOL logo still said no connection available. I spoke with an AOL tech and now I am getting album info again but still no logo. I even did an AOL restore.
4) Whatever it is that happened, it has also bogged down my computer. I have ran Ghost Surf & AOL spyware, Norton Anti-Virus, Trojan Finder 4.2 (?), CWSearch, and I have done every test I know of. Oh ya, even Mozilla Firefox has bogged down.
My computer is usable but there is obviously something wrong with something. Please help.