Suddenly, my system performance indicator shows that my CPU usage is 100% - and this is just after start-up (ie : without starting any programs other than those processes that automatically open and reside in memory) I only checked this because my computer (an old 750 MHz Dell Dimension, running Win 2K) seems to have slowed the hell down like crazy all of a sudden, and I was worried . I just ran Ad-aware to clear up data miners and other such programs...so I'm at a loss why this suddenly happened. Also, I can't seem to connect to the internet anymore...is this related ? HELP !! I'm a total computer ignoramus, so please be gentle.