Ok, recently my computer seems to be getting bitchy about certain things. Firstly AVG (free version) is having problems connecting to the internet but I am not experiencing any at all.
Also when I open my task manager and go to processes I have one pretty high up on the mem usage called 'system' and I am pretty sure that's not meant to be there. I have had this computer for three years now I think and I did a fresh install not to long ago.
Now the most disturbing part is to do with Local Disk C: When I click to open it I get and error come up.
I have search google to no avail.
I am running Windows XP and as far as I know I have not done anything to my computer to cause it to fuck up like this so the only conclusion I can come to is that there is something nasty on my system.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
System is meant to be there (I have it on my XP laptop)
That error is something to do with the recycle bin, so I'ad assume it's nothing important.
I didn't make it!
Appears to be a case of malware or spyware infection. Something AVG is ill equipped to handle.
System is meant to be there, it should never get over 10MB mem usage, though.
Now the most disturbing part is to do with Local Disk C: When I click to open it I get and error come up. 'RECYCLER\S-7-1-97-100005683-1000025487-10003029-6817.com' I have search google to no avail.
Can you see inside the C:\ drive, though? Like Program Files, Documents and Settings, etc?
Not unless I right-click and then go to explore, otherwise I cannot enter it. The error stops me. I am going to get spywear doctor or w/e its called on my computer to do a scan.
Well. At least now when you search for it Google comes up with this page...
As a side note, what actually happens if you try delete your C:\ drive with the recycle bin?
EDIT: I found this, I don't know if its any help or not.
That I'd love to know. I'd imagine Windows will delete files in whatever order it usually does until it gets to a boot-critical file or something.
I'll try it out before my next re-install and let you know. =p
Try running Avast!, Spybot Search & Destroy, and Ad-Aware (all free, google them) and see if they pick up anything.