I need some assistance to get my computer back on track, specifically i'm hoping to find what's causing it to perform so poorly even after reinstalling the OS. First time poster - so please let me know if anything needs to be added to my profile or if my explanation is too vague. As you can see from my profile I had a great time using the "Im neurotic" approach and downloaded just about everything possible(sorry) but have finally accepted it was time. Instead of attempting to 'hide my tracks' I left all the software in place to safely remove via your instruction, hope that was best.
Here is some background info. I bought an HP Touch primarily for office use. My most used applications are QuickBooks Enterprise 12.0, Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop 6.0, UPS WorldShip and I use Mozilla to manage our Yahoo Store but need iExplorer for QB's to function. This computer is connected to a LAN managed by a Win 2008 Server and am aware of the risk associated with using forums like this to troubleshoot networked systems. Rejoining won't be an issue if need be. It seems like everything runs ok until the network is rejoined but most of the large applications share a database - our QB's company file is under 35 MB, relatively small.
Why am I here? I am concerned my system is infected with a Trojan, Malware or some sort of root bug and would love to have you take a look. I encounter frequent software hangs and certain settings never seem to stick even if I render in safe mode. Windows update frequently becomes disabled, also Win Security Center. During boot there will be obvious hang-ups, screen flicker/flash, black screen with only a cursor will hold for a good 10 seconds.. Not responding is my comps middle name.
In advance, Thank you for your time, experience and know-how, it is greatly appreciated.
Edited by hamluis, 04 June 2012 - 08:13 PM.
Moved from Networking to Am I Infected - Hamluis.