Just to be sure I would download malwarebytes and run it. I dont think it is a malware issue but you cant be tooo safe.
Please list what you other Security programs you are using including the Firewall.
I already have Malwarebytes. I did a quick scan and it found nothing. I should let you know right now and not forget later that running a full scan will cause it to freeze starting around the 20 minute mark. Others include the Microsoft Security Essentials, Hijackthis, and something called Windows Defender which isn't on. The firewall I have is Windows Firewall (Network Firewall).
Did your computer come preinstalled with an Anti Virus program? If so how was it removed?
I guess it is Microsoft Security Essentials as my Control Panel states it. Of course, because of this topic, it wasn't removed and still installed.
@fseal: I will do those once it happens again.
But what about Security Essentials? It stops at \\C:\\
, even when IE is fine. What is that about and what should I do?
EDIT: It happened again, so I resetted IE. It feels different, and I'm trying to remember sites and adjust to the change. I did do this after doing those command ideas, but I couldn't read them. I still need help because regardless of the reset, it still happened again, and I don't want to restart my computer again and again. Firefox is fine, its just IE.
Other info: I'm on a cable line, and my brother has his own computer (we have two total) and its on wifi.
BTW, I'm on IE 9, wasn't there a IE 10? If so, I think I have to dl that again. Plus, the startnow search engine was originally here, now its google. Is there a way to get that back? Please help me.
EDIT2(8/27) : From 9pm last night to 3pm today, everything was fine until I started using my virus scan, starting with Malwarebytes, and Microsoft Security was the same. Still, Firefox isn't affected. Plus, it seems like my computer, which is quiet most of the time, is working on something when it can't be because either I'm watching something and chilling or just surfing on sites where that running noise from my tower wouldn't sound like this. Everything else is fine, but IE, Microsoft, and Malwarebytes; something is wrong. Does anyone need a hijackthis log? Would that help?