Some trojan, virus or other infections. Let it log off, but on the log in screen use the reboot feature and try SAFE MODE. Sorry I never write how to get to XP's SAFE MODE. Please help yourself to that on as this is all volunteer here.

Tell us about the SAFE MODE results.

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