My e-mail account got phished a week or two ago (I think that's what you call it - everyone of my contacts got spam from my account). Ever since then my internet (firefox) has been occasionally freezing up temporarily and hourglassing. I saw something on the news about how viruses can harness your processing power to use for other things and am wondering if that's happening here. (not saying that's why it's happening, my laptop is also an old piece of crap that will be replaced soon.)
But what I can I do to make it better? My Norton is up to date. I run scans all the time. I changed all my passwords on a different computer. Do you think downloading free spyware or adware software would help?