Dunno much about computers...
I have a one year-old PC with a dual-core Athlon processor, 2 gigs of RAM and running XP. It's always been pretty fast and dependable. I guess I got hit with spyware or something, I don't know, but recently my system has slowed to a halt. I opened my task manager today and looked at the Performance tab, it showed my cpu usage was hovering right around 98-100%. I guess that it explains why it takes forever to do anything, even open a browser window.
Lately I've been booting it up in Safe Mode just to be able to use the thing. It works fast and fine in Safe Mode but I guess I can't use all devices/programs, etc. I noticed I have no sound, for example. I've run a few different spyware programs several times (spybot, avast, adaware). They found and deleted some infected files but that hasn't fixed the problem.
So I have basically no idea what to do.
Can anybody help?