posted on Jun, 3 2012 @ 10:58 PM
Honestly man, just bite the bullet and do a wipe. Its just like changing the oil in your car... There are fixes and remedies, but its just delaying
the inevitable - and by that, I refer to the accumulation of crap on any user's machine.
You dont need to have downloaded anything recently. Computer Security 101 - as soon as a box touches
the Internet, it is doomed. Thus is the
nature of viruses and malicious additions to data; you're not supposed to know you have them.
The recommendation to vaccuum out your tower is valid - electronics are still vulnerable to a dust build up. Check your RAM banks; make sure they're
sitting properly. Check physical connections, etc.
I know its a pain, but just start over - the time it will take to do a reinstall is going to be considerably less than the time it takes to figure
out what is wrong, and you'll save alot of hair-pulling and swearing!