...and they involve working through some "troubleshooting" steps.....
First, lets make sure that your free of viruses and parasites. Click on the link below and run the free online scan that it provides:
Panda Antivirus Online Virus Scan
Next, click on either of the links below and download the free spyware removal programs that are listed there. After downloading the files to your computer, then update the program from within the program itself. At that time, run the program and delete any spyware found. If you have problems with how to run them, post back.
Ad-Aware 6 Spyware Removal Program
Spybot Search & Destroy Spyware Removal Program
Hope this helps and let us know what you find.
I am running emachines with xp operating system. 60gig hrd dr, 512mb memory. Lately it has been hanging up and things like internet answering mach, messenger shut down, and I can't connect to any sites as If I were not connected to the internet. But I am, and when I try to disconnect it won't let me until I cntrl/alt/del, and end program. I don't know when, in relation to something I might have d/l that this started but possible when I upgraded my opera browser. (not sure about that)
I seems to be the connections tray that is hanging. I don't even know what that is. All help is appreciated but remember please, slow thinking granny here.