I frequently recommend everest home, as it has helped in many cases that I've had (and others, too) Free is good.
The Adobe load issue is one I've also had in the past,
I'm scratchin' my head....
Honestly, my best answer really isn't one,
but we should (could) rule out malware if you
would like to post a HJT log.
Details on how to do that HERE
and perhaps simply wait for a quicker answer that may be posted as a reply here, too.
Edited by phawgg, 30 January 2005 - 03:54 PM.