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#1 Mike_K

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 08:10 AM

Hi All,

Dell computer with Windows XP pro; Internet Explorer

Computer is very slow at opening anything. Long delay when browsing the internet. When trying to do a google search, the first letter I type appears in the search box but there is a delay before the rest of what I typed appears. Shutting down takes several minutes and I always get an end program box which says “Security Services UI Handler not responding” I have to select end program for the computer to shut down.

Virus and spyware scans don’t find anything.

Two weeks ago I was having trouble with my desktop computer accessing the internet (this one is my laptop). I was using this computer to transfer downloads and files. Here is that topic. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/183098/infected-with-something-cant-download/ When that problem was solved, I started deleting everything used from this computer. I also decided to get rid of any old files and unused programs. My problems started after that. Unfortunately I emptied my recycle bin by mistake so I don’t know what all I deleted. System restore was turned off. I don’t know how it was turned off but trying to restore is out.

So, what do I do now?

Mike
HP a6009n, windows vista home premium SP2, AMD 64X2 dual core processor 3800+, 2.00GHz, 3G ram, 32 bit operating system, AOL

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 08:34 AM

Hi Mike_K,

Have you turned system restore back on? If not, please do that.

Try a scan for corrupt and missing files first. To do this, go to Start / Run and copy-paste in sfc /scannow and hit the ok button. This will look for any damaged files and try to repair them or replace them. You may be asked to insert your windows cd.

Then reset your Web Settings & Default Security Settings:

For IE 6:
To Reset Web Settings:
Right click on your desktop Internet Explorer icon and select Properties. Then click the Programs tab and then click "Reset Web Settings". Now go back to the General tab and set your home page address to something useful like www.bleepingcomputer.com. Click Apply. Click Delete Cookies, Click Delete Files and select Delete all Offline content too, Click OK. When it finishes Click OK.

If you do not have an Internet Explorer icon on your Desktop, click Start, Control Panel (for some systems it may be Start, Settings, Control Panel), Internet Options, Programs tab and then click "Reset Web Settings". Now go back to the General tab and set your home page address to something useful like www.bleepingcomputer.com. Click Apply. Click Delete Cookies, Click Delete Files and select Delete all Offline content too, Click OK. When it finishes Click OK

To Default Security Settings:
Right click on your desktop Internet Explorer icon and select Properties. Then click the Security Tab and click Default Level for Internet, Local Intranet, Trusted Sites, and Restricted Sites. For IE 7 users, simply click the "Reset all zones to default level" button.

For IE 7:
Select Internet Options, then the Advanced Tab and then the Reset button under Reset Internet Explorer Settings.

Please post back whether either of these steps help.

Zllio

Edited by Zllio, 17 December 2008 - 08:54 AM.


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Posted 17 December 2008 - 08:02 PM

what software are you running? I have had bad experience with threat fire. It does/did the same things you are describing. SO, if you are running that, maybe uninstall that. Have you defragged latley?
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Posted 18 December 2008 - 05:34 PM

Thanks Zillo

I started the scan but it asks for the XP disk about half way through. I'll try again once I find the disk.

Oneup, no new software running, defragged and run disk clean up - no help

Mike
HP a6009n, windows vista home premium SP2, AMD 64X2 dual core processor 3800+, 2.00GHz, 3G ram, 32 bit operating system, AOL




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