so a few days ago, maybe the better part of a week, my computer starts doing its own thing. these "things" ive come to call them are: very slow start up, the task bar ( thats the one with the clock and the start button , right?) will not respond after one or two minutes or being turned on, and all windows that open ( either by me or on there own ) will not close ( they just sit there and i cant do anything). the moment my computer starts, i get a window that reads windows explorer encountered a problem and needs to close. if i dont send or do send, the next window says something about a file named "postmortom" or something like that. the postmortom window has stoped coming up on its own. i have tried the thread you have about removing malwear, but i cant seem to finish some programs. almost like the computer wont let it. it will freeze forever until i do a "hard shutdown" when i hold the power buttom. at this point any help would be great. maybe even a big rock could help.