Any networked computers connected to this computer?
If so, are there any mapped drives also connected?
When I turn on my computer and log into my user account my desktop appears. However, it use to take only a few seconds for firefox to open up, along with iTunes and other internet applications (IE). Now, it takes about 15 minutes for those programs to load with no other program running. I also observed that my computer doesn't connect to the internet for about 15 min, around the same time firefox opens as indicated by the icon on the bottom right by clock, although the command prompt indicates I am connected. When I try to open My Network Connections within the Control Panel I still need to wait fifteen minutes for it open. Furthermore, other programs that do not use the internet like Word, PowerPoint, and R open immediately following signing into my user account. I initially thought it could be malware, spyware, adware etc., but I ran SpyBot Search and Destroy, Ad-Aware, and McAfee Virus scan and all indicate a good, clean system. I tried a system restore, that failed. What else can I do besdie reinstall the OS? Please Help!