Earlier today I was randomly browsing through google in hopes of finding a method to bring my four-year-old desktop back up to speed. The longer I have my machine on, the slower everything runs. Not just loading - it struggles to move, resize and tab between windows, internet and otherwise. I found some advice on removing unnecessary startup processes and the power of defragmenting while in safe mode, but suddenly I noticed my search results shunting me to some OTHER search engine who-knows-where. I tried a system restore to two days ago and it helped by giving me the proper links in right-clicking, while left-clicking remained unreliable. I have a guess at which webpage is the culprit, but seeing as I've already cleaned my history, cache and cookies, that's all water under the bridge. I've gone through the eight steps outlined above, logs are below. My case is nearly identical to countless threads outlined on this other forum: help.lockergnome.com/general/HijackThis-Logs-forum-48.html Kind of a bummer (not gonna say ironic) and I wind up bogging down my computer further while seeking out ways to streamline its processing.