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Outlook 2003 has slowed to a crawl


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#1 Backstage1

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Posted 22 April 2005 - 04:25 AM

Hi,

Thanks to Old Timer in the Hijack This section, I got rid of a nasty trojan that was using a keystroke logger and killing my desktop.

Prior to getting rid of this, Outlook was sluggish and I assumed the Trojan was the cause. Apparently not. After eliminating the Trojan, Outlook wouldn't sync with my exchange server. I uninstalled MS office, rebooted, did a complete defrag of the HD (which it really needed) and reinstalled Office.

Outlook will synch with the server now but is still running slow.

I have a hosted exchange account at 1and1.com. I can have Outlook running on my desktop and laptop at the same time and they stay in sync.

Here's the deal, Outlook runs fine on my Dell Latitude which is a PIII 500 running XP Pro. According to the taskbar, Outlook's using 51,308k of memory. On my desktop, which is a P4 with a gig of ram, it constantly stalls while I'm typing and frequently takes 90-98% of my CPU and is currently using 97,144 of memory. Yet they're accessing the same data.

What should I do?

Thanks,

Bill

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Posted 22 April 2005 - 01:03 PM

A couple of links that might help:
http://www.davidco.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3837
http://forum.iamnotageek.com/history/topic.php/1819061223-1.html
http://www.rk-net.com/Windows9X/Outlook1.htm
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Posted 24 April 2005 - 04:06 PM

Thanks. It looks like the problem is another Trojan. I've posted another call for help in the hijack this section. There should be a special place in hell reserved for people that jack with other people's computers. I've lost three weeks to this problem.

Bill




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