Hi and Welcome to Just Answer, Ok, let's take a look at this;
Sounds like you have a virus... Have you run your virus scanner?
If not let's start here
Here is what I would do if it is a virus
The following FREE software, this will do everything you need, for protecting your computer.
Here is a link to free Antivirus software program to download and install. http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html
This will take care of the Future virus issue.
Next is the Future spyware issue.
Adware works great with Advast, download and install http://www.lavasoftusa.com/products/ad_aware_free.php?PHPSESSID=e29292e840c7ffeeb456b6b6a7c13a51
Both programs offer free updates.
Let me know what happens.
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ok, the next thing would be to see if there is a corrupted file, I need you to do a repair
assumimg you have XP
Please do is the following: Boot with the Windows XP CD and at the Setup Screen press the Enter Key, Do not choose the option to press R to use the Recovery Console.You will be taken to the Windows XP Licensing Agreement. After reading the agreement press F8 to proceed. The next screen gives you the option to do a fresh (clean) install or to repair the selected Windows XP installation. To run a Repair Install Press "R" at this time. ***CAUTION*** if you do not see the option to repair the selected Windows XP installation DO NOT choose the option to continue installing a fresh copy without repairing as that will overwrite your data and cause unrecoverable data loss. Windows XP will copy the necessary files to your Hard Drive to begin the installation and will then reboot. You will see the message that informs you to "Press any key to boot the CD". Do not press any keys this time just wait a few seconds and the Windows Startup Screen will be displayed. Following this you will be greeted by the Windows XP Setup Screens. When Setup has completed you should find all of your previously installed apps and settings are intact.
Here is a pictorial to help you see what to expect