I have been struggling with high CPU and memory usage for a while now. Slow browsing and general sluggishness of my computyer. I have tried a variety of things to speed things up. I have an XP box and am running Mozilla Firefox 5. An older version of Java was on board and was updated.
I looked at msconfig to see what was running at startup which might be slowing me down. I was able to remove a couple of unneccesary programs (updaters, mostly) and checked each one online before turning them off (disable).
One was ctfmon.exe, which was found at the C:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe. I disabled it and a second version of the path installed itself on my computer. I'm thinking malware or exploit at this point. Can anyone help me get to the root (yeah, I know) of this business so I can deal with what seems to be an intruder?
Thanks for your help.