Bunkyhead wrote:So what you are saying is Avg free (updated weekly version) is better than McAfee outdated version, ok? :
Yes, What I would do next is start turning stuff off you have running in the taskbar, do them one at a time and see if any make a difference. I'm referring to those icons located next to the clock. Start with the ones you absolutely don't need like any kind printer software etc. Or if there's any icons there related too something you have downloaded and installed.
Which brings to mind something else.... don't you have some kind of smiley program installed for your e-mail? those are notorious for containing spyware/malware programs.
That is still my guess... you either have some kind of virus/spyware running or you have a security software conflict.