Near as I can tell, there are some registry errors (rootkit virus? wouldn't be surprised; I had IE and no FireFox for about a day or so) that showed up after I did a factory re-install of the system, then re-installed all my programs. The programs that have the worst issues are Word and Illustrator. Word is probably the program I use the most other than the browser. And I haven't had time to find all the serial numbers and reinstall everything again, so I just have to tough it out through program crashes and system hanging. xD;
I use AdBlock AND NoScript on FireFox. I never view Gaia's built-in ads because they ruined my sister's computer two years(or so?) ago with a real nasty virus. They can plead all they want, I am not disabling it so that Gaia can get some more cash. I was using IE because it comes with the computer and you can't get FF without it. Of course I probably could have just saved a backup copy, in retrospect. xD; I was also curious to see if IE actually had Add-ons (and it does) but some seem to be attached to malware. Go figure. rolleyes
The only downside to NoScript and AdBlock are that you have to through trial and error figure out what's wrong when a page loads incorrectly. I think it's a small price to pay. :3
So yeah... one of these weekends when I have two days off in a row (ha! I've been living with this issue for three months, you tell me when my next weekend off will be lol) I'll sit down with a back-season of Walking Dead or something and reinstall everything on this thing from the ground up. xD
Well, I am sure I will finish it, but it will be at the expense of something else I should be doing.
That is what happened to Gil. He would stay up all night watching it and would have to get up early to go to work. xD;