Posted 31 July 2008 - 01:37 AM
Hi! Thank you so much in advance for any assistance you can give me!
I'm running windows XP Home. I usually use firefox to browse the web. I turned off my spyware service about a month ago because it was acting funny, and I forgot to turn it back on. Oops, I know. Yesterday my computer froze, and it would freeze after about 5 minutes every time I rebooted it. It also said that c:1.exe was trying to load. I restarted my spyware program and ran some in-depth virus scans, and eventually got that 1.exe thing erased. But now my internet is acting weird. I can open some websites with no problem, but most of them never open. I can open google's home page, but I searching for anything never results in anything - it just looks like the page is still trying to load. It's like that with 80% of websites I try to open. This happens with Firefox and IE. Strange...
I FINALLY got bleepingcomputer to open through an MSN web browser. YAY!!!!
Today I have run a ton of antivirus scans, using NOD32, Trendmicro, and Panda. I have scanned with Adaware and Spyware Doctor. I have run CCleaner and Registry Mechanic. I barely have a basic working knowledge of these things. Now I'm stuck.
Possibly random info: My computer seems extra quiet now too. It usually has a constant humming sound, and now it's nearly silent.
The last time I had a computer problem, y'all at bleeping computer were great at helping out, so I'm so glad I was finally able to open this website. Please help again!
Let me know if you need any more information - I'm sure I've forgotten something. I'd love to figure out why my internet won't open much anymore.