Thanks for the reply boopme. To answer the first question, yes I did try to scan in safe mode... several times. The computer will run fine until I try to scan, then it freezes up.
I was thinking of formatting too. It's only a small drive, 120 gig solid state. A question on this is what about the other 2 drives on my computer? When I noticed this problem yesterday I disconnected the other drives so that only my C drive was accessible for scanning purposes.
If I format the 120 gig is it possible that the other drives could be affected? I have a couple docking stations that I could scan the drives with from another computer. I only use the 120 gig for my operating system and Office.
If I scan the other drives separately what is the best program to use? SuperAntiSpyware? Malwarebytes? Both?
Another thing I actually forgot to mention was that for the last few weeks whenever I rebooted my computer, Microsoft Security Essentials found a suspected file that it wanted to quarantine. I always ok-ed this... Maybe I need a better anti virus...
Again, thanks for your help...
Edited by Blackstar57, 10 November 2011 - 10:37 PM.