Posted 24 April 2005 - 07:28 AM
What virus scanner and anti-spyware do you have? Are they up to date?
Here is a minimum list of anti-spyware programs you should install, update and run on your machine:
Do you have any anti-spyware
installed? If not download and update all
of the following:
Reboot your computer in Safe Mode and run the anti-virus scan and anti-spyware scans there.
If you are not sure how to boot in Safe Mode there is a tutorial here: Safe Mode
You might also be looking at a free space problem, try the following:
Do some basic maintenance:
(These instructions apply to Windows ME and XP, other versions may not have the functions described)
- Clean your internet cache and temporary files:
Click Start and Run then type in cleanmgrthis will start the windows disk cleanup tool.
Tick the boxes beside Temporary internet Files, Recycle Bin and Temporary Files then click OK
- Boot in Safe Mode and do a scandisk with the 'Thorough' and 'Fix' options checked.
How to find scandisk:
Start>My Computer. Right click the C: drive then Properties>Tools tab, click on Check Now
- When that's finished do a defrag.
Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter
They will take some time but at least you will know your hard drive is working correctly and tidied up.
- Reboot and see if there's any improvement.
- Check how much free space you have on your hard drive.
Start>My Computer click once on your C: drive and look in the Details box on the left.
See if that helps
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Windows XP Home SP2, Trend Micro Internet Security, Firefox, Thunderbird, AdAwareSE, Spybot S&D, SpywareBlaster, A-squared Free, Ewido Security Suite.