No, the only program that I've tired opening is a game called League of Legends, it didn't seem to work so I assumed others didn't work. But I think I made some progress in my problem, I went and opened up some of the programs and it seems as though Skype is the problem. After I opened this up my problem happened. Which would make sense because I had tried selecting only a few programs to startup when my computer booted and Skype was one of them. So I'm unistalling skype right now and turning all the other programs on, hopefully this is my problem. If it isn't, any other ideas? And to answer your questions, I've been out of town for the past 3 weeks and while I was out, my internet was out for 2 weeks so it's possible that my family might have downloaded something but the problem hadn't happened until I had gotten on and I hadn't downloaded anything, it just sorta happened out of the blue.