I tried on some other programs that I know I installed and it did give me the option to rename and it did allow me to rename if I wanted to (I didn't)
I attached a screen shot of my C: Folder (Labeled HELP) so that you can see the folders. The big white blank is where the folders used to be before I put them all into the one that is highlighted in blue. I thought since they contained zero bytes, it would be safe to delete, but now that I can't delete them I'm wondering if they are the culprit behind my extreme lagging problem.
I run CCleaner, ATF, Defrag nightly after my college work is done and that always seem to keep my system fast on line. Lately it had been slowing down worse and worse. Instead of me listing all my programs that I use I also attached a screen shot of my desk top for you to see what I use. That one is labeled "HELP 2 WEb"
I even tried to delete them using HiJackThis delete on reboot, but it won't even acknowledge that the file exists I attached a screen shot labeled HJT HELP Web for that picture so that you can see all those zzz's.
My operating system is also a screen shot so that you can see what I have and I don't miss something that may help you. That screen shot is listed as OS HELP Web (the files were too big when I saved them as 'print screen' so I saved them as web files to make them smaller bytes. I hope that is ok to do on here.
Another problem that has me really concerned and the reason for sending this problem to you all, is that I was just recently online wanting to buy tickets to a concert and when I went to their check out/cart page the browser (Mozilla Firefox) window where the URL is at started blinking and random numbers/letters started scrolling across the page. Sort of what I think a hacker from a bad sci-fi movie would do. I could not stay on the page where the checkout/cart was located. I eventually just shut everything down and then rebooted my whole system and then went back to that page. It then acted normal, but really slow. I eventually bought the tickets and got a confirmation email that I did so.
I have ran several of my programs for removing malware and the like. Malwarebytes AntiMalware found 32 suspected files (no, I don't remember what they were and after they were quarantined I didn't save the log ). I also ran Spyware Doctor and it found 24 suspect files and it fixed them.
That's all the information I think you all required. Let me know if you need anything else or what I can do to alleviate these problems from my computer... Any help is greatly appreciated and thank you in advance.
Edited by hamluis, 01 October 2011 - 08:30 PM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected.