As of late, my computer has been running incredibly slow - even when I try to do such simple tasks as opening Solitaire. The tower is always making that buzzing noise, even when I do the smallest processes. I checked the task manager, and there are too many programs running that I don't recognize, which makes me uncomfortable. I heard that svchost.exe is supposed to be a safe program, but there are so many of them running... The taskbar turns into an older, gray version sometimes, too - which it shouldn't. I have avast! free antivirus, which has been keeping me safe until now, but I keep getting multiple pop-ups from it that it is blocking numerous malicious content, such as Trojan horses and other exe files from otherwise safe websites. It even does this sometimes when I'm not on Firefox at all.
Both Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and avast! are showing no signs of malware or viruses in scans, but I know something is wrong. I just don't know the proper steps to take to fully investigate. I will be getting a new computer soon, anyway, but I need to keep this one safe while I still have it... Any help would be appreciated.
Edited by supermagic, 14 December 2010 - 12:21 PM.