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I Seem To Have A Virus, But Nod32 Etc Can't Find It

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#1 dirtybertyboy


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Posted 27 February 2008 - 06:55 AM

Dell inspiron 6400 running XP, runs incredibly slow despite 1GB RAM, music jumps while other apps run, windows takes forever to shutdown.there seems to be a virus playing with external drives but i cannot find it with NOD32, Avir or blacklight. Nothing found with spybot S&D either. Have got a Hijack this log if that would help?

Many thanks for your help, sorry its a bit vague

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 11:39 AM

Hello dirtybertyboy

there seems to be a virus playing with external drive

What makes you think there is a virus if none of your scans are finding anything? The issues you are describing may not be malware related.

If your computer seems to be slow, read Slow Computer/Browser? Check here first; it may not be malware. There are reasons for slowness besides malware - i.e. disk fragmentation, disk errors, corrupt system files, too many startup programs, unnecessary services running, not enough RAM, dirty hardware components, etc. As your system gets older it becomes filled with more files/programs and has a natural tendency to slow down so cleaning and regular maintenance is essential.
Note: If you are not on a local area network (LAN), disable the Workstation Service which creates and maintains client network connections to remote servers and that should also help to speed up your boot time.
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