Posted 10 September 2009 - 08:38 PM
This is my first post so I apologize for any toes that are stepped on.
I had an infection of the MSIVX virus, did a search and was directed to a link for the use of ComboFix to remove the problem. I will admit that I used the ComboFix without doing any research and now regret doing so. Yes, the MSIVX was removed yet now my system seems to have slowed down to the point where I may just torch the drive, reload everything and start over...there goes a Saturday since I didn't image it as I should have.
The virus wasn't harmful other than being a nuisance. I now have a system that seems to go through timed phases where it's OK and then freezes, then it's OK again. Mozilla locks up, downloads stall, installations freeze and yet the CPU and RAM monitors don't indicate a resource problem.
I'm running Vista Ultimate on an HP Pavilion laptop with 3G of RAM. I can get more specific if that would be helpful. It's annoying trying to type this since it keeps freezing every X number of seconds. Maybe I should time the freeze to see if it is reproducible.
I'll name my next child after you if you can help me alleviate this issue without having to reinstall everything on the laptop. God do I regret running that program without spending the time to research it and get to know it. Live and learn.