Hello. I think my problem is malware related, but I'm really not good with this stuff and it might be a virus. Please forgive me if I've posted in the wrong area. Ok, here it is:
-I run Windows 7 on my laptop.
- I run Norton Security Suite as my protection.
- Every time I run the File Cleanup function on Norton, there are several hundred files cleaned after visiting only 1 or 2 webpages. If I don't run the file cleanup for a while, Norton will find 3k-4k files, sometimes with hundreds of MB. This happens only when I use Windows 7 as my browser. I can tell when files are being loaded onto my computer because the fans will kick in and get loud all of a sudden.
- Lately my computer has begun a weird freezing issue on Windows 7: I click a webpage, all pages minimize, the computer goes to the desktop view, and there's an hourglass on the screen. I can't do anything for about 2 minutes while the hourglass is up, then my webpage comes back on.
- Does anyone know what my problems are? How to fix? Thank you.