Hello. I am new to this site and was hoping to get some assistance. I had some spyware.adware enter my system, which I believe, for the most part, that I got rid of. In attempts to get rid of it, I disabled some processes which I didn't feel that I needed. Now, I have 2 problems that I don't know how to resolve and am trying to avoid a reinstall of windows xp. 1, when I try to scan something with my Epson scanner, it takes about ten minutes, where it used to take about one minute, each scan thereafter takes longer. 2, it no longer sees my memory card reader. I am not sure if these two are related. For the scanner, I d/l'd the latest drivers from Epson, but all that did is tell me that it will take 10 minutes to scan, or longer.
In trying to clean up spyware/adware I have used the following software: ad-aware, spy-bot. clean-up, webroot spy sweeper, ca antivirus(not sure if that helped any, but it does find affected files once in a while) and I ran a test from Microtrend online, which does find something that it can't get rid of, but when I click on it, the browser closes, some type of grayware it says.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you very much.