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Windows 98se Is Super Slow


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#1 besska

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:15 PM

I need help.

Cannot Run Dss Or Kaspersky On Windows 98se

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 08:33 PM

Hello besska,

Given the title of the topic you placed in the HiJack This forum, I'm under the assumption that you are experiencing or think you are experiencing malware issues, so I have moved your remaining topic here where it can get the attention it deserves.

Other than your computer being slow, what issues are you experiencing? To aid you in answering this question, please read this topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/18368/before-you-post-about-a-problem/

Concerning slow computers, there is a topic here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/44694/slow-computer/ that discusses several things you can do to improve your computer performance.

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 12:41 AM

Thanks. I think I have a virus, but windows 98se is not letting me run DSS.exe

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 07:47 AM

DSS only works with WIN 2000/XP/2003/Vista.

What is your primary anti-virus and have you performed a full system scan?

You also need to go through the Slow Computer checklist first. If that does not help, then you can do the following as these programs will work on your OS.

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop. alternate download link DO NOT use yet.
Please download and install SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and unzip into the program's folder.)
  • Under the "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
    • Close browsers before scanning.
    • Scan for tracking cookies.
    • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
  • Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.
  • Do not run a scan just yet.
Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.
  • To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
    • Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
    • Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
    • If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
    • Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
  • Click Close to exit the program.

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 08:12 PM

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 08/08/2008 at 05:28 PM

Application Version : 4.15.1000

Core Rules Database Version : 3532
Trace Rules Database Version: 1521

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 01:58:30

Memory items scanned : 59
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 3172
Registry threats detected : 1
File items scanned : 75657
File threats detected : 2

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HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\SoftwareOnline.com

Adware.Tracking Cookie
c:\WINDOWS\TEMP\Cookies\kb richmond@ad.yieldmanager[2].txt

Trojan.Unclassified-Packed/Suspicious
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\NULLSOFT\VIDEO\ACTIVEX\PLUGINS\NSVPLAYX_VP5_MP3.DLL

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 08:26 PM

quietman7.

Thanks for your help so far!

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 07:57 AM

You still did not indicate what your primary anti-virus is and whether a scan found anything.

How large is you hard disk and how much space do you have left?
How much RAM are you using?
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Posted 26 August 2008 - 11:43 AM

My pimary ant-virus software is McAfee. My McAfee scan found no viruses. My hard drive is 13024MB with 460MB free. I have 128MB of RAM and I don't know how much RAM I am using.

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 11:45 AM

Quietman7,
Besska is my mom and I am helping her out.

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 11:51 AM

Since we did not find any significant malware to be concerned about, I will move this thread to the Windows 95/98 where others may offer suggestions for your machines slowness.

Edited by quietman7, 26 August 2008 - 11:59 AM.

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 11:57 AM

Great! My mom's machine is a lot faster after running SUPERAntiSpyware. Thank you for your help. I will continue in Windows 95/98.

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 12:00 PM

Your welcome and good luck.

Its been ages since I used that OS and I would have to dust off some boxes to get to my resource books and notes.
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 08:13 AM

what are your system specs if they are about what I think they are, the programs you are running are too much for it to handle, example About a month ago I got out my old gateway e500 and it rans just fine until I installed avast, avast combined with every other program running consumed enough of my memory to be completley unstable. I was lucky enough to get it uninstalled. I am assuming that you under 512mb maybe even 128mb memory if so that could be the culprit.
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 12:01 PM

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Thanks. I will check with my mom. I believe you are absolutely right about runnig newer programs on this old machine.

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 02:09 PM

My pimary ant-virus software is McAfee. My McAfee scan found no viruses. My hard drive is 13024MB with 460MB free. I have 128MB of RAM and I don't know how much RAM I am using.

Hi; ideally you really need 512 MB of Ram for Win 98se :thumbsup:

Could you kindly give a link to the McAfee AV program you are using as I was not aware that it is compatible with Win 98se?

also; if you are sure you ARE free from malaware, one might ask when you last ran a Scan Disk and a Disk Defragment on the computer :flowers:




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