My name is David, and I found your forum through my efforts to resolve a computer problem. Any guidance you might be able to provide would be wonderful.
Here is my basic computer information: Windows Vista Home Premium, Intel Core Quad CPU at 2.67 GHz with 4GB of physical memory and the 64-bit OS.
In the past few days, I noticed my CPU fan is running more than usual. I am a quadriplegic and I spend all day on the computer, so I pay close attention to how it's working.
I checked my system performance through the task manager, and nearly 70% of my physical memory is being used. I don't know for certain, but that seems high to me.
I have tried to investigate my processes, but I don't really know what I am looking at.
The only things I have done out of the ordinary lately are download an episode of Survivor from a torrent site and experiment with a VPN service, which I have since uninstalled.
To resolve the fan running problem, I have run scans with Malwarebyes and Ad-Aware which removed a handful of suspicion files. I also have Norton Security running at all times. The problem still remains.
I have attached a few screenshots that I hope will be helpful (the Wivik programs are related to my onscreen keyboard).
Please let me know if I can provide any other information that would be helpful. What should I do next?