Posted 06 February 2010 - 01:03 PM
Hello: I have been pretty good in the past at finding and killing infections in this antique computer. At this point, I have used spybot, which found one trojan, which I subsequently removed, I have also run bitdefender which finds nothing. This is a very old computer with a 500 mhz processor, running windows xp sp3. I only own the sp2 version and don't really feel like spending an afternoon reformatting and reinstalling os, updating to sp3 and putting the other software back on. My husband uses this computer to play mafia wars and uses facebook, which I told him can be like doing a prostitute with no protection. Eventually, I plan to put linux on a flash drive and show hubby how much less frequently he would encounter viruses. But for now, I would like to run your combofix, but need your help deciphering. Can you help? The symptoms are the usual, SSSLLLOOOWWWWness in Internet Explorer and also Windows takes forever to load. Mozila seems to be a little better for surfing, but can you guys help me to diagnose and treat the infection that I'm sure he has? Thanks.