I suppose I should start this new thread off with the symptoms. Right now, I won't include all of the steps I have taken to find any threats, changes or additions to the computer, including all the software mentioned in the 8 step virus/malware removal guide, simply because it has not made a difference in this computers processing speed, and, if it has, minimal at best. Besides the cpu % issue, I also have a redirection infection for firefox, googling any website or link, and having to go directly to the address bar to navigate around it.This is a compaq presario 6000, and I am using it for a few months until I can afford to get a new desktop with reasonable specs for casual gaming, since my old one is basically useless to me due to a transformer blowing a couple weeks ago, frying the power supply and the motherboard, despite being on a so called *office grade* surge protector. Back to the problem at hand, the cpu memory usage stays at an idle 9-15%, opening any application or program, even just Run on the start menu will jump it to 35-40%, and moving any said screen around on the desktop , like Firefox , jumps the % to 100, where it stays at a constantly 100 while doing so or running an app/prog, such as a virus / spyware/ malware scan. Food for thought, I have attempted using services.msc to reduce to just the basic necessities on programs, and booted up in safe mode, before and after the 8 step virus / malware removal guide, and in vain, all symptoms remain the same. All drivers as far as I have checked are up to date. Specs are as follows: Windows XP Home Edition, SP3 Amd Athlon(tm) XP 2200+ 1.80 Ghz, 736MB RAM S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR Realtek AC'97 Audio And now for the requested logs to get this started: P.S. I apologize if I can't edit and get the HJT log uploaded, this it keeps going to a *connection was reset by server* page, and may have to double post. Correction, I cannot get it to upload regardless of saving it as a txt or .log file, so I regret having to copy and paste the contents. This is rather irritating and I apologize. Edit: Is there a character Limit of some kind per post? I can create small edits, but I cannot paste the HJT log contents on here without getting a rediculous *connection was reset by server* page error.