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Need Help With Slow Computer (spyware, Virus?)


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#1 Anna Johnsson

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 03:32 PM

Hi!
A cuople of weeks ago my computer started to be really slow and it sounds like it is doing a lot of thinking, if you know what i mean. I guess I've catched some kind of spyware or alike. But nieder my antivirusprogram (F-secure) nor Spybot - Search and destroy finds anything. But when I run RunAlyzer there is a lot of programs starting at autorun and I don't know if any of them could be a spayware.
Any suggestions what to do?

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 10:21 PM

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.

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 12:57 PM

I have moved your DSS/HijackThis log to the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum as they are not permitted in this forum. Please go here, click on the Options button in the upper right corner of that thread and choose Track this topic. Subscribe to that topic to ensure you are notified when a helper replies.

Now that your log is posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your post or make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.
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