Over the past few weeks, I've noticed my system getting systematically slower and I've also been running into "not enough memory" problems when using certain programs. While I only have 4 Gigs in my machine, it has served me fine for the past few years and I never ran into these issues with the very same programs that are giving me the error messages now. I've been pretty vigilant in running Malwarebytes, Spybot, and Microsoft Security Essentials regularly, as well as scanning every program I am about to install in advance. I'm also relatively computer savvy and can spot schemes to try and get me to install malware/adware beforehand. So I finally started to do a deep dive on my system to find out what in the heck was slowing it down, since all of these scans weren't finding anything. Turns out I did in fact have some sort of malware - two separate instances of it running as a matter of fact. It was a really persistent and difficult to remove piece of crap called "PCReg". It's not particularly slealthy - you can see it running under your tasks monitor. There will also be a folder for it under your Program Files directory on your hard drive. However it is very very stubborn with removal. Your best bet is to do some searches online for all the steps to remove it, since it involves a lot of manual edits to your registry. But this is really annoying that all these leading anti-malware apps did nothing to protect me from this.