I am extremely sorry but I didnt see any forum section for computer problems, and im not sure if this is the best place to post, so please move this thread if theres a better place for it. So I dont know what happend, but lately my computer has been running slow, and my internet connection has been acting strange. Ill boot up windows, and right when my desktop shows up, ill see a little CMD command box, for a split second, which never happend before. Then ill have my usual startup items appear, such as msn, and limewire. But it takes a little while longer to get things settled in. Meaning, i usually close limewire and i might exit out of msn. But it takes a super long time. Then I noticed that my start button, and taskbar at the bottom of my screen will totally dissapear for a couple seconds at a time. Also I will load up my home page in firefox, which is msn, and it comes up fast. But if i enter another website in my address bar it takes forever. I understand that might have to do with cookies, but even so, it was never that slow. So I brought up task manager and went to processes. And noticed a suspicious, netmon.exe... So i googled it, and it seems that it is spyware. I brought up a run command box, and opend ''msconfig'' and went to startup, and theres some totally weird things..such as, mtqrgdfx, and yhtqvwkt. Enabled for startup. So i disabled them, and restarted windows. And when it rebooted, i went back to msconfig, and the mofo things are set to startup again! Plus I still have that suspicious netmon.exe that i have no idea how to get rid of. I tried looking for the mofo in system 32, but i cant find it anywhere. Probably hiding like a pussy.. Are there any free programs that get rid of spyware..? but are good? because i downloaded one..and it says i dont have any spyware which is obviously wrong Ill accept any alternatives. Oh but I forgot to mention, I tried to use system restore... and ALL of my restore points are completely GONE!! they just dissapeared...wtf!!??:tears: _ Edit: SORRY! i just saw the forum i was supposed to post in.. i cant believe i missed it -_-..