i am pretty sure these problems are not being caused by smitfraud or any other spyware. i am 99.9% sure they are because i used so many programs to try and get rid of them in addition to deleting some files that were suspected spyware.
i've also tried booting it up in safe mode, but the problem persists. the desktop will appear for a moment and then close. safe mode tries to re-run it and it gets shut down again. however, i am able to use task manager to run more programs in safe mode without the freezing.
help me, please. i have no clue what to do and i'm so upset with myself for doing this because i just got this computer.
if it helps, i'm running xp home edition, sp2.
Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal
Edited by dogslikeus, 29 November 2006 - 08:40 PM.