Whatever you do you want to be real careful when you start deleting files that end in ".EXE" or ".exe", especially if you don't know what they are for, because most of those little buggers are what makes your PC run and your programs work.
I wish that I could remember exactly what had been causing my problem as it was identically to the problem that you're having right now. I don't, however, think that Norton was the main cause, though it well could have been.
I know that I had a couple of programs that seemed to have been involved in my problem, one of which was SpyWare Killer Pro. I don't remember all of the particulars about that bugger but I do remember that it had some kind of an anonymizer associated with it, and for some reason I'm thinking that that program was the main source of my aggravation.
Do you have the CleanUp utility by Stephan Gould... available for free download here --> http://www.stevengould.org/index.php?Itemi...t&task=view
or CrapCleaner aka CCleaner on your machine? v 2.05.555 is available for free download here --> http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
Just click the 'Download Latest Version' link at the top right of the page.
If you don't have them try to get al least one of those buggers downloaded and run it. Both of those utilities will clear up tons of space on your hard drive, BUT be sure to read the instructions on how to set those things, or ask one of the Moderators how to set them before you make that first run because I know that if you set CleanUp wrong it can flush away ALL of your files.
Likewise with CrapCleaner... you can wreck havoc on your registry if you run that registry tool without knowing what you're doing.
I know that you told Gryphonic that you couldn't download the utilities that they suggested because of lack of memory, but you gotta give something a go here and these two things aren't as large as the two that Gryphonic suggested.
You might also start a thread here --> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/
<-- describe your problem and post a link back to this topic so that people on that forum can take a look at what's been going on on this thread
If you do post there DO NOT POST A HJT Log there. If the security people want to see one they will tell you what to do.
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