my computer (XP) has started to run slowly. Every minute my computer will just freeze for 5 seconds. So I did a virus scan, ad-aware and spybot. but nothing. Also, lavasoft released a new version of ad-aware (SE) which I downloaded. When I start the scan, a windows box pops up saying I did something illegal and that the NT/admin or something is going to shut down my computer and I need to save my work. There's a 60 second countdown and then it restarts my computer. Very bizarre. I attached a picture below. Could it be that ad-aware is detecting a virus or something bad and that virus is trying to avoid being caught and removed??? what's the deal? Or is there something wrong with this new version of ad-aware? I keep seeing stuff about safemode or system restore, (do I need to do that stuff) I'm hoping this new version of ad-aware will solve some of the problems ailing my PC (and ME!!) These are two new problems in addition to the other annoying things I've put up with, including the annoying doubleclick.net, "traffic marketplace" and incredifind pop-ups that I can't find solutions to. Also, the many unfamiliar programs listed in the "add/remove program" list in the control panel. I HATE COMPUTERS!!!!!!ARGH!!! My computer isn't even a year old, and it's starting to run like my former 5-year-old Pentium 2 with windows 98!!!