Freeze-up is common; Google search results [clicking on referenced webpage] commonly take me to some "advertisement" website, and this is where freeze-up often occurs. Other times, websites will simply appear in the browser without my having interfered in any way.
Often, "IE" will not even open [I have, over the last few days, waited as much as 10 minutes and the browser still did not open, my connectivity is excellent - I am on a home-network and have shut-donw and rebooted my wirelss system twice]. Most often, I have to completely re-boot my computer to get IE to work.
I have installed IE8; my system has 2.0 GB RAM/ CPU speed: 1.7 GHz; Ihave 73.6 GB of free space on 'C' and XP is managing my virtual memory.
I use AVG firewall/anti-virus; I also use Malwarebytes and AdAware softwares. I have run all several times and the issues persist. I also get a "WIN32 error" frequently.
I have been to Microsoft website and can find no real assistance [not that I had any serious hope of finding a solution at MS].
For a time, I hwas receiving an unsolicited "FB-Survey" prompt. I deleted my Facebook account and 2 business related social networking sites since I presume a virus/worm has come from one of these.
I am sure there has to be some form of malware in my system somewhere.
Any thoughts ... ??
EDIT: Moved from XP to Am I Infected forum ~ Hamluis.
Edited by hamluis, 12 October 2010 - 03:20 PM.
Split from different topic ~ Hamluis.