note, I have now noticed that I can hear the sounds of my phone being dialed on this computer. I am with Verizo Fios, landline. My internet is also with them, fios too.
I seem to run into a lot of Trojans and rogue security programs. I'm not on Porn sites- usually it is music , lyric and searching for images. I don't "game" . I do go to several discussion boards, but they are all harmless sites.
I have an Intel Pentium 4 , 512 MBytes. WIN XP SP3. IE7 TREND MICRO PC CILLIN SUITE It is a refurbished computer.
Optical mouse, HP monitor and printer. I mention this b/c once a driver of HP was causing major problems and I was ready to throw this computer how the door and like magic- i fixed it.
I am hearing a computer beeping noise at times -this is not on restart. it is while I am on line. It is not all the time, but lately at least 1-2 times a day.
My computer at times makes what I call "grinding" noises. I do not always hear this, and usually it is at start up, but just now at shut down and later turning computer back on it made grinding noises for some time.
I notice that while on the net I will often hear mouse clicks. ....I hear clicking when I am not typing or clicking. . I'm not being redirected- I just hearing the sound your computer makes when you click to go to anther site. This is happening a lot.
My computer seems to run really slow at times, programs slow opening and closing. I realize i have a firewall and Phishing enabled . so i know that slows it down.
I am also noticing something that while I don't know what it means- I know it is not good. When I click off a web page my desktop should just pop back on the screen..It does not. The screen closes like a curtain- from top to bottom and . I know that is not OK. It is not supposed to do that.
I see flickering at times on screen, and sometimes the print on a web page is smashed into other print. ( i know that is so terribly technical ) that might be a setting- but what?
I think after looking at various sites (including this one) that my computer may be overheating and cleaning it out will probably help. I am going to have DH do that in am.
I think I may still have a Trojan- despite my best efforts- b/c those rouge security Trojans often disable your own programs from "seeing" anything. I've ran on line scanners like House call, but I am not convinced this computer is not infected.
I tried to find a utility program so I could check and see if it was overheating. I can't find anything that is user friendly for a novice.
It may be settings- the keyboard, mouse or something that is causing some of this..I wish i had a utility program that could check the computer for correct settings. It is probably something that simple.
I have Registry Mechanic, and despite all the buttons, it will direct you to your won computer to make setting changes. that is not much help if there is not reliable source to tell you what is the usual settings or how to recognize an obviously wrong setting. also, it will direct you to your computer's system resources- - I have no idea what i am supposed to be seeing.
[b]Mod Edit: Topic moved from Windows XP to more appropriate forum~ TMacK
Edited by medicine woman, 07 September 2008 - 07:06 AM.