Posted 04 March 2006 - 09:17 AM
Dear Enthusiast - THANKS MUCH! Although I understand business software app's., I'm a real neophyte on topics at the OS level and below. Using Spybot's advanced capabilities, I found a bunch of things in startup that (I believe) were causing the problem. Since rebooting, my CPU usage stays in the 1-2% range (since I only have IE and Outlook open). MUCH FASTER.
Follow-up: I've been getting the WinFixer pop-ups from that piece of malware, I believe is called Vundo. I used BC's solution to get rid of it, and it appears to have worked.
However, I noticed that there was a WinFixer program in the startup. Obviously, I disabled it, but though the Vundofix would've taken care of that. Put another way, I fear that I still have WinFixer remnants.
A new BC fan