Just removing P2P like Limewire and E-mule may not be sufficient. The problems these cause are not with the programs themselves, but with the files you download that may have viruses in them and which may now be installed on your computer and running amok.
Please tell us what you use to protect yourself against viruses and spyware, and what firewall you use.
I would update the anti-virus and anti-spyware definitions, then turn off System Restore, (this deletes the backup files where viruses can hide), reboot into Safe Mode, then scan with the anti-virus and anti-spyware, one at a time, in Safe Mode.
Afterwards reboot into Normal Mode, then goto Housecall, for an online anti-virus scan and Ewido for an online anti-spyware scan. Remove everything these scans find. Then restart System Restore, and immediately create a Restore Point.
I?m having a problem when I view jpg pictures from 2 different cameras connected to my PC via the USB cable. I have Windows XP SP2 running on a 2.4 GHZ PC with 1 GB RAM on it. The problem seems to happen when I?m trying to view the photos in thumbnail format. But other photos I already have in folders I can view in thumbnail format with no problems. It happened when I had Internet Explore 6 and seemed to stop when I upgraded Version 7. But after a few times it started happening again. The only thing I can do is end task to stop the process. I?ve searched on here and found something a few years old about P2P causing a problem like this. I?ve removed Limeware and E-mule. I rebooted my PC opened the pictures via the USB port on one camera and was able to view them. For some reason when I went back to look at them a few minutes later the folder was closed. I tried to open them up again on the USB port from the camera and now it opens but locks up again. I?ve been fighting with this for years. I can view both cameras on my laptop with no problem.
Any suggestions would be great.