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Why is my computer still so slow?

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#1 Wolf Grave

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 06:08 PM

About a week or two ago, my computer's virus scanner, McAfee, went out of date. Shortly afterward, my computer got the fake security warning on Internet webpages virus. I looked up a solution and used Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware virus scanner. That got rid of 180 viruses and the webpage alert virus, but my computer became VERY slow. My McAfee virus protection updated itself and I used both virus scanners to do a full scan with no viruses found. My computer became so slow, minor activities will cause it to crash. Also, the any audio or video, sound effects, movies, or music, is incredibly laggy. The startup also takes about twenty minuites, and sometimes, my computer wound even crash in the middle of it. I am also unable to start in safe mode because it would crash the moment it started to load the files. My virus scanner also starts up late. My computer has 2 Gig memory. Any help is appreciated.

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 06:25 PM

I would bet your computer has a virus. I recommend you read the HJT forum guidelines and post there.

#3 Orange Blossom

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 08:27 PM


Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/237867/dds-not-working/ you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond. Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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