it would appear as though this computer has caught some kind of sickness. its fucking slow, and a whole bunch of my programs have been deleted.. i downloaded mcafee stinger from my isp's website and it found just one virus/worm (the site has a warning at the top of the page.. www.centurytel.net), and it was deleted.. as far as i know, the only programs that have been uninstalled (not by anyone in this house) are firefox, ACID, soulseek, bazooka, and ad-aware (ha, those are the only ones i use on here, imagine that ), and also, over a thousand music files that were in my recycle bin that i was trying to restore were changed from mp3 into something completely different (the icon changed from the windows media icon to the 'my computer' icon, but the monitor in the icon had a black screen with a green zigzag going through it).. so i deleted all of them for good. oddly, the icons for all of those progams are gone and were replaced with white '.exe' icons, but for firefox only the fox has been removed.. planet earth still remains. i've been trying to get over to pc-cillin.com so i can run housecall, but everytime i try to internet explorer closes. wtf's wrong? i'm not worried about the programs that are now gone, i just want this thing to get back to the speed it used to have and to not be infected (obviously it is).