I had the help of a user named crunchie in the spyware section and he says my system looks clean now. However, my internet speed is still worse than dial-up. If I boot in safe mode w/networking then my speed is normal without any problems.

This problem is affecting both IE6 and FireFox.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

I figured it out. I disabled everything that was not a ms services in my services and turned everything of on my startup tab in msconfig and and everything was great so I started turning things on one by one and it was my Symantec Anti-Virus that was hanging my system. I purged it and re-installed. Everything is great now.

Thanks for your help!!