I was using soulseek as I normally would last night... and left a text doc open along with the slsk app... and went to bed. When I woke up this morning.... just looked at the status of my dls and I noticed that the txt doc I left open had a number of instances of it running. I clicked on one of them... and the window started scrolling... but no text in it, and there was lots before. I finally got all of those windows closed.... and slsk also shut down randomly. I thought it might be a bug or something... so I attempted to shut down my pc, by start button, turn off computer and shut down sequence. I clicked on start then shut down computer.... and before the three options of "stand by, turn off and restart" popped up... the computer just went right into standby mode. I then attempted to shut it down manually with the power button. I rebooted, and tried to shut down using the normal procedure again... and the same thing happened... it just went into standby. Also, I noticed that when the computer was running, it wasnt opening applications, documents and files properly... so I am guessing I have a virus. I have not installed virus protection as of yet... and need to know first of all if it is possible that this is a virus, and secondly can I do anything about it now, or is it too late?
My specs are as follows:
Windows XP Pro Pentium 3 733 mhz 256 ram
Any and lots of responses would be greatly appreciated.