29th May 2004, 06:14 PM
Background application running? - Help pls.
Need some help regarding my Windows.
My cursor constantly has the hourglass with it, indicating something is running or loading, but I am not accessing anything.
When i checked 'processes' under 'task manager' I see IEXPLORE.EXE running like 50 times, when in actual fact I only have 2 browsers open and they are loading nothing.
Did a virus scan at TrendMicro Online checker, no virus.
Please advise? My PC really slowing down and the hourglass cursur is damn irritating.
29th May 2004, 06:27 PM
Use spybot seek & destroy, as well as lavasoft's ad-aware to scan your machine for spyware. You'd be surprised how much junk you pick up. Second, switch to a decent browser like opera or mozilla, half your troubles with spyware and viruses and malicious active-x are over.
29th May 2004, 06:59 PM