Today my pc shut down on its own when I was using the internet, its not the first time either but its not a frequent pain. Its an old gateway with a pentium 2, cheap, slow, decent to get by. Its been hit by viruses before and i've used EZ firewall\EZtrustantivirus to protect it, dont like it that much but it does point out malicious objects. I dont trust it all the way and I think having not had it powered on a few times when online & downloading torrents with BitTornado let something make it futile. I only think that becuase while I've had it on, I've noticed certain pages dont look the same as they used to, and other weird instances.... *yahoo mail sign-in is basic, not the graphical page i know it is but instead simple boxes with little text on a bare screen, the ssl is there though *sometimes other pages have the same problem *a transparent bar is at the bottom of the screen right above where the normal task bar is *for some reason i'm hearing a very low chime everytime i right click, just noticed it with headphones & loud sound *general suspicious things all that and the fact it doesnt perform normally like every other time after saving, scrapping, and restarting with the bare essentials. are there ways to tell if i'm being spied on/screwed with? Is that transparent bar normal for ME, i really never noticed it before, ever. this might seem like a mix of Win OS and internet discussion but the way the situation is intertwined thats just what it is. with that, does anyone know where to get free info to school myself on cable internet, also any other info you think is vital to protect oneself from situations surrounding cable internet in particular [all i know is about my surfboard modem & its pdf manual]. whats fuccd up is that the cable connection is in my neighbors backyard [shitty neosuburban subdivision] so who knows wtf is going on at any time right, any way of knowing if someones messing around then, besides having to keep an eye out? It seems a lot but i tried my best at accentuating different points to give the whole idea of my experience in case needed, just several problems really. I appreciate any informative advice given.