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#1 cherylisfun


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Posted 18 April 2005 - 10:56 PM

Hello. I think I may be in need of a little help.
My computer is running very slow, it won't shut down on its own. It freezes up
most of the time on start-up. When it dsoesn't freeze up, I get illegal opps on
start up on {WINTASK} n' {Exp}.
When I hit Alt-Ctrl-Delete I have all kinds of things on there such as...

Sometimes there are tons more, those are just a few examples.
I am running Windows 98.
Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You

Mod Edit: This will be moved to a more appropriate Forum.

Edited by scarlett, 19 April 2005 - 08:31 AM.

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#2 Rimmer


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Posted 18 April 2005 - 11:40 PM

Hi Cheryl,
Your system is infested with spyware and Trojans.

Do you have a current anti-virus program? if so update it.
If not download AVG Free from www.grisoft.com Here is the US link:
when it is downloaded run an update.

Do you have any anti-spyware installed? If not download and update all of the following:When all that is prepared reboot your computer in safe mode and run all the program, starting with the anti-virus scan. Allow the programs to delete anything they find. If you are not sure how to boot in safe mode there is a tutorial here:
Safe Mode

Let us know how you go. :thumbsup:

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#3 twinsdad


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Posted 19 April 2005 - 07:39 AM

Cheryl: Please follow Rimmer's good advice. Here's a couple of links to BC Tutorials, this one about keeping your computer safe and secure and, this one about using a firewall. Good luck.
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#4 cherylisfun

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 08:42 PM

Thank You very much for your help RIMMER. I had the Spyware Blaster already
installed. I d/l'd everything else you listed and did what you suggested. It is
quite amazing the differance these things have made!!! Thank You so very much
for not only your help but the little extras such as where to d/l these things and
even the link for runnning thte computer in "safe mode". =))

twinsdad: I am looking into your suggestions rightnow.
Thank you as well. =)

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