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#1 gibsgoinpro

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 04:57 AM

Hey guys. first off, i want to thank you for having a site like this. for a couple weeks now when i try to load a webpage it will continuously click sometimes and it has something to do with the loading bar. i downloaded a program for something and found that i had to pay for it and removed it i think. it's since been doing the clicking. not all the time but definitely a lot which makes me think something has changed. any help on what to do to try and get my computer clean again or fix the problem will be appreciated.

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 08:14 AM

Have you tried using System Restore or System Restore from a command prompt in Safe Mode to return to a previous state before the problems began?

What browser are you using? The problem could be due to a buggy Add-On/Toolbar. Is that what you downloaded?

Internet Explorer Add-ons and toolbars are plug-in applications designed for the Microsoft Internet Explorer Web browser. The "Manage Add-ons" lists all the third-party browser extensions installed in Internet Explorer and provides the ability to disable them selectively but cannot be used to delete them. If an add-on is disabled, Internet Explorer adds the CLSID (Class ID) control to the "don't load list" in the registry so when launching a new instance of it, the list is checked by iexplore.exe and explorer.exe processes and never loads that control. Add-ons may be ActiveX controls, Toolbar extensions, and Browser Helper Objects (BHOs). More specifically, BHOs are code modules (.dlls) that are loaded into Explorer and Internet Explorer and run automatically every time you start your browser. BHO's were designed to allow developers to extend the functionality of Windows and improve features. However, some BHO's are malicious malware components which can act as a toolbar or browser plug-in and can be difficult to remove.

If you have a lot of toolbars, BHOs and Add-ons attached to Internet Explorer, you could try improving performance by disabling or removing those which are unnecessary. Sometimes Add-ons cause the browser to quit unexpectedly or not perform properly especially if it was poorly designed or was created for an earlier version of Internet Explorer. Incompatible browser extensions and add-ons can also impact system performance and cause compatibility issues such as application hangs (freezing). Many tool bars and add-ons come bundled with other software and can be removed via Add/Remove Programs from the Control Panel or Programs and Features in Vista, so start there first.

If you're using Firefox, please refer to:
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Posted 19 November 2009 - 12:20 AM

hi quietman,

i remember what it was. i was trying to burn a cd using itunes but i kept getting error 4000 i think or something like that. it basically wouldn't let me burn the music i bought. well, i researched it and came across this downloadable program that would fix the problem which it was saying had to do with registry problems i think. so i downloaded it and ran the scan and then it said i had so many registry problems but it would only delete one unless i paid for the membership. after that, i started getting more clicking in the load bar. it happens usually at certain websites but it also happens randomly at others. i shouldn't have downloaded the program and i went to programs and features and removed it. but it still does the clicking. should i try to clean my computer? i did remove google toolbar but i kept yahoo toolbar.

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 08:05 AM

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:

Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.

Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.

Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.

Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.

The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results".

Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.If you already used such a program, removing it from Add/Remove will not undo any changes it already caused when using prior to removal.

Try using System Restore or System Restore from a command prompt in Safe Mode to return to a previous state before the problems began.
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 02:15 AM

thanks for the reply quietman. i didn't use the registry cleaner becuase it asked me to pay for it. but apparently it ran a scan and i think it said it removed 1 harmful problem out of thousands. after i realized it wasn't free and i had to pay and was ignorant of what registry cleaning even does, i decided to remove it. but still, it seems my computer is doing some weird clicking/loading on certain websites.

is there something i can do to try and get my computer running optimally?

i've been here before and i downloaded ATF cleaner, Malware bytes anti-malware, and super antispyware free edition. plus, i have avg. i've ran all those and updated them and they all say i don't have any malicious invaders.

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 09:11 AM

If you're not finding any malware, please refer to Slow Computer/Browser? Check here first; it may not be malware. There are reasons for slowness and poor performance besides malware - i.e. disk fragmentation, disk errors, corrupt system files, too many startup programs, unnecessary services running, too many browser Add-ons (toolbars), failure to clear browser cache, not enough RAM, dirty hardware components, etc. As your system gets older it becomes filled with more files/programs and has a natural tendency to slow down so cleaning and regular maintenance is essential.
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