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#1 darlen

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Posted 12 March 2005 - 04:34 AM

Hello,

My computer does not seem to work properly since this morning. I do not really know what can be going on (so, no clue about where to post the topic either, apologies).

Since this morning its performance has slowed a lot, what took 20sec takes a minute, typing, running programs, I play an online game, there of course is where I notice most.

I've run Norton anitvirus, Search&Destroy and AD-Aware, nothing wrong. Besides Norton internet security is always on and I made a complete clean up of the system about four months ago.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

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Posted 12 March 2005 - 12:26 PM

A noticable slowdown in your computers performance, is one of the indications of a spyware/malware problem. While Spybot and Ad-aware are excellent programs, they don't catch everything. I would suggest you also use:

aČ free-a complementary product to antivirus software which is specialized in protection against harmful software. Antivirus software often features an inadequate protection against Trojans, Dialers and Spyware. aČ fills this gap.
SpywareBlaster-A good program that prevents spyware from being installed on your computer in the first place. This program is always running in the background, protecting your computer. It prevents the installation of bad active X controls found in web pages.

These programs, along With Spybot and Ad-aware, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...
Download them, update them, and then run them.

If that doesn't help, then:

Read the pinned post in the HJT forum, here
Please read, and follow, all directions carefully.

Then, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
It may take a couple of days to get a response, but, the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

NOTE:
Once you have made the post, please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.

This way, we can eliminate the possibility of spyware/malware, being the cause of your
problem.
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