Hi, treat me with kid gloves please - very un-tech so please keep it basic if poss!
Found a similar thread thru' a search. My problems:
After SP2 I have these infuriating problems:
1) Google - a regular search just chucks back a load of binary looking code as a "result", either that or or 'Cannot find server". About 10% of time I get a real result.
2) IE runs very slow now. A real pain as for my work I'm on a good 12 hours a day plus.
Very often web pages give me a corrupt result, showing bits of code, or a jumbled up version of what should be there OR I just get 'Cannot find server'.
3) Unable to download anything! I figured out the way round the SP2 security blocks for people sending me zips but Windows updates, Mozilla, etc I just get a download progress box that shows me the "flying file" graphic but never progresses.
4) (Yes, there's more - prob. unrelated). I have damn annoying adware that pops up at midnight. Symantec finds it - tells me its there but gives me no option to delete it! Surely there has to be a way to wipe this stuff??
On XP Pro, ADSL
Thanks in advance.