I'm running win xp sp2.
On July 1st an infected file was downloaded and run. AVG and Winpatrol noticed this and prompted the user to take action. The user checked to block all changes that the infected file tried to make, and deleted the file. Then music started to come from the speakers. All kinds of completly random stuff that is not installed on the computer. In task manager there was a file "c.exe" after ending this process the music stopped and it never came back. I don't know if it is related, but the next day the computer started to have problems.
Gaim 99% of the time hangs and timeouts when trying to connect a screen name. I do not have a firewall and windows one is disabled.
To get firefox to work, i had to open the browser, it wouldnt appear on screen but the process showed in task manager. Then i used task manager to end the process tree. Then when i opened the browser it would open but run slowly. This no longer works. Now when i click to open it nothing happens and the process does not show up in task manager.
Internet explorer works fine and that is what i'm using to write this. The computer was also having this overall lag with everything i'd try to do on it. Ex: open the start menu, open folders, etc. However as of this last computer restart, not that i've done anything to fix it, the computer runs at normal speed. The only problems are firefox, and gaim right this instant.
I've scanned with AVG, Malwarebytes, spybot, spyware doctor and bitdefender and all come up with nothing. Everything has been newly updated.
I really do not know what could possibly be the problem. Any help or advice is very much apreciated. Hopefully i gave out enough information.
edit: after installing IE 8 and restarting the computer froze at the windows apssword screen, next reboot it went a bit further, a 2 more tries and windows loaded fine though it was slow. Now IE is slow to open tabs, and search webpages. Opening folders sometimes lags up and other times work fine. Gaim worked signed on 3 times in a row sucesfully which is different, but firefox is still the same. I am so confused.
Edited by FLYer JUDE, 04 July 2009 - 05:58 PM.