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Slowed By Malware; Cannot Install Spybot, Cannot Run Hjt

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#1 HockeyFighter


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Posted 25 October 2007 - 02:04 AM


For past several days, my laptop been very slow and sluggish. Computer makes a very sick sound, as if the hard drive is frantically working. Sounds like nails across blackboard, or bees on steroids.

I ran a scan with Ad-Aware 2007, and removed all of the infections highlighted

I also tried to install Spybot Search & Destroy. However, I can never get Spybot to install. I get an installation screeen ... then, while I click through the license agrement and some other screens, the box disappears. Poof. This symptom occurs over and over.

I then tried to install SpywareBlaster. Same problem as with Spybot ... after clicking through the various "Next" buttons, the entire installation disappears.

As a final last ditch effort, I tried running a Hijack This. All I get is a "Program Error" dialog box that says "Hijack This.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows"

My operating system is Windows 2000 Professional

I am stuck, and need your help. I would appreciate your help

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