I had a nasty virus infection not long ago...browser redirect, random slowdowns, my computer even shut itself off once! Finally managed to get around it not letting me update AV programs, and think I got at least MOST of it.... Still dealing with random slowdowns, usually while using the interwebs or playing games, and my boot time is SLOW. I think I'm looking at a rootkit, and I used a 3rd party app that pointed a couple out. I deleted the registry keys that it pointed out...and waiting to see if THAT works. Any other steps I can take? Good scanning tools you'd recommend? At the moment I'm using Zone Alarm Security Suite, Spybot S&D, and the rootkit scanner is Sophos Anti-Rootkit. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!