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Icons disappear every 10 or 15 seconds

While on the internet yesterday I got 2 or 3 popups saying something about internet speed monitor?? I immediately closed out but ever since then my computer has been reloading programs every 10 or 15 seconds?? My icons on my main windows page also disappear?? I have shut down the computer several times and it has not helped. I know very little about computers; is this some type of vius and what can I do??

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Download avg free, avast, or antivir, install them, then reboot in safemode (hit f8 a bunch right before you see the windows xp bootup logo) and scan the computer. You can download the softwares from:

http://www.download.com/AVG-Anti-Virus-Free-Edition/3000-2239_4-10320142.html

http://www.download.com/Avast-Home-Edition/3000-2239_4-10019223.html?tag=mncol&cdlPid=10888427

http://www.download.com/Avira-AntiVir-Personal-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10322935.html?tag=mncol&cdlPid=10901492

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