No adware, no viruses(according to AVG free), but the thing just slowed down like you can't believe. It takes about 20 seconds to load glocktalk. Before it used to load in a second or two. It takes 5 minutes to print a sheet of paper, by the time the computer sends it to the printer. I have less than 10% of space on my hard drive, could that be why? I bought a new western digital 120 gig HD, and I'm going to do a clean install of windows xp on it. Hoping that solves the problem. BTW, it's a home built Athlon XP 2700+ with 512 megs of ram.