For about a week I have been having PC issues, Windows 7 either not wanting to start or freezing up, browser windows fading to white.. scans in Avast and Microsoft Security essentials didn't show anything. I ran Malwarebytes and had about 26 some odd trojans and nasty stuff in some folders of a freeware winavi converter and something called fungames (a search for this site doesn't ring any bells) so I removed all this and my PC became a frustratingly difficult issue of running Last Known Good Configuration everytime I turned it on and would not restore or use the backup image I had on another drive. I knew I was going to have to reformat so I already keep backups of game files, missions, skins, Stick profiles etc, and most of my games are in Steam on another drive. Last night I reinstalled Windows fully planning on reformatting but somehow I did it without re-formatting and didn't really lose anything so I have spent a few hours re-installing drivers and re-scanning everything and the PC is running like new, phew. I gotta say this is better than the old days with XP, and Malwarebytes is the shiz, I highly reccomend it even just the free trial.
Windows 7 32 SP1
Gigabyte GA770 probably obsolete already
AMD Phenom II X4 3.1Ghz really an X3 unlocked and overclocked
ATI HD 5830 1Gb 256 bit it was cheap
4 x 1Gb GSkill 1333Mhz looks pretty on the MB
X-Fi Xtreme Creative Soundcard - cheap pair of headphones
"She put carbolic in my coffee, turpentine in my tea, Strychnine in my biscuits, Lord but she didn't hurt me." Furry Lewis / Big Chief Blues