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#1 dumbanddumber

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 09:00 PM

with a few trojans and my XP computer, downloaded the active x control and the next morning had an evil red screen with a nasty emblem in the middle wanting me to go to a site to download "protection" stuff. I should have never clicked. Anyway thought I would say hi before I post all my logs and wondering how much faster a new machine would be. I currently have a pentium 4 1.8ghz with 512mb ram. Those new systems sure look fast. My hard drive is a 40mb and is almost 80% full. Take care.
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#2 boopme

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 11:15 PM

Hi and Welcome to the forum dumbanddumber
Perhaps a post in this forum Am I infected? What do I do? with some more specifics, your OS and the name of the site telling you to download may prove quicker.

Edited by boopme, 09 December 2007 - 11:16 PM.

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 01:09 PM

You might consider upgrading your RAM ( a quick and inexpensive way to speed up your computer) and installing a new hard drive (or an additional one just for storage that you could slave to the original). The Hardware Forum denizens might be able to give you processor advice.
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