at this point, the only things that i leave open would be firefox for me and chrome for my brother. I am not using software to control the fans. No back up processes are running and i currently do not have anti-virus installed.
i will download malwarebytes and run it now. thanks
You should also download and install Microsoft Security Essentials. It is a free and effective anti-virus program. Running without anti-virus software is VERY dangerous to your system and the info on it.