Hopefully someone can help me with this, it was driving me up the wall yesterday!!
Basically, I found that my computer has been running really slowly for the past couple of days. I checked the task manager and there were 4 or 5 instances of iexpore.exe running at the same time, taking up most of the CPU. I tried deleting them but they just kept coming back. I kainda guessed that most of them were something running "in disguise" as it were, i.e. malware/spyware etc.
I ran Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D, then did a virus scan with Avast, but they didn't find anything that was causing this problem. I then decided to do a system restore to a week ago, but it really hasn't worked. Now when I boot up my computer, it gets onto the desktop screen, but it's like there's something permanently trying to start in the background (cursor always has the little blue circle). I can open some folders/files but not all of them. If I try to connect to the internet the screen just goes black - I can see the cursor but that's it. Shutting it down does the same.
Anybody experienced anything like this before? I'm reasonably computer literate, but this is doing my head in!!!
Thanks for any help in advance...