presario I386 desktop
here i am again. needing bc's advice and guidance.
last two days my wife and i noticed the pc doesn't feel right. seems slower. a lotta little stuff is happening. IE boggs down and crashes (from top to bottom), desk top icons dissappear and then reappear. when we watch a clip on HGTV.com, windows media player comes up, IE crashes (as stated above), and system trey hidden icon button is gone, along with some icons. i close media player and IE just appears and functions but sys trey is still wierd.
when playing games on Yahoo, w/o active x, sounds go away, things get slow. i back out of game and reload, but no change.
im getting spam in email that i haven't seen in a month. obvious spam thats normally blocked.
zero pos on all security programs, save one. spybot hit on backweb lite, and has been doing so since a def dl about a week ago. the hit doesn't have the usual pre check in the box for backweb lite. spybot sez if i dont use the back web, dont be concerned. so i haven't removed the entry.
i have defragged the pc.
my wife signed up for msn msgr two weeks ago(dont know if that uses back web).
rebooted after an update w/NIS 2005 and now i get this;
Generic Host Process for Win32 Services encountered a problem and needed to close.
szAppName : svchost.exe szAppVer : 0.0.0.0 szModName : unknown
szModVer : 0.0.0.0 offset : 00000000
the last straw..........
we leave the pc on all day. dont know if the win 32 error is a result of NIS or not.
to be honest, i dont know sh...t. its p...sing me off (sorry).
can you feel a change in a pc?
mostly the pc is ok. all these things don't happen all the time. i can't put my finger on whats going on.
would appreciate some input from bc's wise members,
always learning and completely befuddled, and would like to be un-fuddled,
ty ty ty,