Thanks for the help in advance. My husband's computer had attracted a number of viruses - Virtumonde, Zedo, etc. - that I've since removed. However, yesterday, a "sever busy" pop-up window started appearing, and windows would freeze after about 3 minutes of normal operation. At that point, no applications could be launched, though I could alt-tab between applications that were ALREADY launched.
The taskbar would freeze, I couldn't shut anything down, and the quicklaunch buttons wouldn't work either. Nor could I access the internet.
I guess I should make this all present tense. Although I've run both CCleaner and Malwarebytes and Spyware S&D in safe mode with system folders showing and system restore off, etc.... nothing. And since I can't access the internet any longer on his computer, even when it first starts up ( when I attempt to launch Mozilla, nothing happens ), I can't download Hijack This.
I had previously thought it was an issue with Spyware S&D's TeaTimer, so I disabled that in msconfig and a few other programs that weren't needed... but yeah, still having issues.
Any suggestions? Also of note is that when the taskbar freezes, a thin black line appears on the bottom of the start button.
Again, thanks for the help in advance!