The first thing that comes to mind is a virus, of course. The only problem is that I've scanned my computer with multiple Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware programs just to find a tiny bit of spyware - nothing that could really be slowing the computer down.
So, at this point the only thing that comes to mind is a lack of memory (RAM, etc.). Now, it would require money to fix most of the problem, but there's always the option of cutting down on exactly what all loads at startup to reduce the strain on the computer. Thus my questions: what exactly are the following programs, what significance do they hold with the operation of my computer, is it safe to disable them, if so, how, and if not, why?
|-> Refresh Icon Cache
|-> Styler Toolbar
I've installed numerous Bricopacks in the past - along with an annoying little Mac OSX theme that has altered my startup screen (I can't seem to change it, any help there as well?), taskbar icons, and various other system graphics (explorer animations, Shutdown dialogue, etc.). I imagine most of the above programs are ghosts of the programs I did not properly uninstall, so I'm assuming I can remove them- though I won't alter anything until I've been told so here.
Edited by Rei Santino, 09 February 2010 - 03:41 AM.