Its not been running too slow but I made the mistake of trying to install something without being certain of the source and got bitten. The AVG anti-virus found the source file and some other infected files which seem to have stopped the pop-ups trying to get me to sign up for a credit card but I still don’t have a back button in Firefox and I can’t get to any search sites along with a few others. It’s frustrating but my own fault. You always hear that the best protection from viruses is your behaviour on the net and I knew when I tried running setup.exe and nothing happened that I was in trouble. I tried a system restore but all my restore points had been deleted and replaced by one called “last known good restore point”, which I can only imagine would install more junk.
Well at least its a chance for a fresh start, should speed load times. Most of my data is not on the C drive, just the programs so it shouldn’t be too painful.