I hope someone can help me with this problem. I tried searching first, but couldn't find a post on this problem (doesn't mean it's not there!). If I'm at the wrong place in Wilders Forum, please feel free to forward me on. My problem -- when I'm working online or even offline, I'm experiencing frequent temporary "freezes" where everything comes to a quick halt of maybe 5 seconds, and then starts again suddenly. This can happen when I'm working on Quicken offline (and even when using the Start Menu), or can happen when I'm surfing the net. In typing this message, it has already occurred on at least 10 occasions. In typing this message, if I keep on typing during a freeze the letters typed will show up once the freeze is over. I also notice that my mouse pointer will freeze on the screen, and after the freeze then reappear suddenly no doubt in the place where my hand had moved it to during the freeze itself. There doesn't seem to be any rythym to the occurence. It can happen at 3 second intervals or at 10 second intervals (or in this most recent case at a very long 45 second interval). The freeze never seems to last more than 3 or 5 seconds. Last night I ran Spy Bot and Ad-aware and they picked up a dialer (Spy Bot) and a BHO (Ad-aware). They both were removed. Brower Hijack Blaster also picked up an attempted Browser Hijack. All of these were corrected through those programs. Right now my daughter has a lot of downloaded music and picture files in the hard drive. If I run DriveSpace on my computer, my 2.0 GB capacity is 586 MB free, 1.43 GB used. This is much higher used space than we usually run -- could this be part of the problem? Any help or thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks!