I have a window XP and it's still in good condition, and was running quite a a good speed, weather it is the internet or offline.
Recently I let my dad get on my computer to check around on the internet and such, but sadly my dad is not computer savvy as much as my mom is ( even though she never really touch the computer ) , so he really does not know much of viruses and such.
At that point of time, he gave my comp A virus that many people had before, AntiVirus 2009 ( formerly known as Antivirus 2008 )The virus kept making pop-ups come on no matter what you click on, as long as you had the internet browser up. The programs was not install fully just the pop up. Stress with that virus, my comp ran extremely slow. Starting up the comp take usually take a 2 minutes process ( including the programs to start up with it), now it take up 6-8 minutes. After it loads completely, it lags constantly which can be nerve wrecking. Any program I try to load takes a very long time instead of coming up instantly like before.
Searching every idea on google, I used malwarebytes Anti-Malware, SUPERAntispyware Professional, XoftSpySE, Spyware Doctor, RegCure, and Jv16 Powertool 2008, and Spybot Search and destroy, and surprisingly no luck . After coming to this website, I use the programs SDFix on safe mode and malwarebyte and the program was gone
Happy to come back to this comp again with the virus gone, I'm happy, but the slowness is still there. Slow start up, the lag, slow loading, it's still there. I thought there maybe still another virus that on my comp that all the scanners did not detect or something I may not be seeing.
Can anyone tell me if there is a way to fix this?
Just to add, My comp was still in fast condition when it had 2.54 GB, atm it has 5, so I'm not really sure if it's space, but I'm open to any suggestion. I also remove Spyware doctor, XoftSpySE and Jv16 from my comp. I'm not sure if it's needed again at this moment. At the most of others slowness, i kinda don't mind, i just want the start up to load back to normal.
Thank you for any help.
( Just a quick note, I defrag my comp as well with Defraggler)
Edited by BrokenDreams, 05 December 2008 - 07:58 AM.