First off... I'm running a custom PC
Pentium 4 3.2 w/ HT
1.0 GB of Ram
120 & 20 GB Hard Drive(s)
ATi Radeon 9600SE
ASUS P4P800-E Motherboard
Okay... here's the deal. I build this computer and it runs perfectly for 4 Months then I'm downloading what I think is a game demo ... all of a sudden I have a brand new trojan. I can't get it off so... a reformat ensues.
Now, later that day, after AIM, AVG antivirus, iTunes, Counterstrike, Microsoft Word, Photoshop and a few other programs have been installed I'm having a strange problem.
When I restart my computer, it takes 5 minutes or more for 'My Computer' to bring up my drives and whatnot. It sits there with the little 'searching flashlight' icon for awhile and then eventually discovers all my drives.
I can bypass 'My Computer' by doing the Run/C:/D:/Etc. thing, but that's a pain.
I went through and deleted a bunch of startup scripts using ewido anti-malware thinking that was the problem... but it's still not showing up.
I have no clue ... can anyone help me?