Tried using System Restore back to a time when things were good?
Cleaned out the junk files from the various locations on the computer?
Although it may not be malware related, why not eliminate such from the various possibilities.. Download, install, update, then run full system scans with BOTH of the free tools below. Scan with the tools till nothing is found..:
SUPERAntispyware Removal Tool
Have you run a Error Checking/Chkdsk to clean things up? If not, try the steps in the link below. The steps are basically the same for Vista.:
How To Run 'Error Checking/Chkdsk' On Win2000/XP
Hope this helps and let us know how it goes.
On my HP HDX laptop running Vista my volume control and lan connection keep flashing up and down and off/on. These are controls that are "soft keys" (I think I'm using that term correctly???) that are above the keyboard. Yesterday I noticed that the mute soft key would not respond at all, but did unmute when I rebooted.
Don't know if this is a virus, but I'm getting the feeling it is not.
anyone have any idea of what I can do to solve this increasingly annoying problem?