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Computer slow, locks up alot, unable to run safe mode

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#1 spasticgamer


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Posted 18 May 2010 - 11:11 PM

My computer seems to run slow. Just running my internet browser makes the fan run full tilt boogie. It seems to lock up if you try to use more than two programs at a time. Sometimes clicking on an icon does nothing, then computer will not allow you to restart or run task manager leaving me no other option but to hold down power button to shut PC off.

I was trying to follow the bleeping computer instructions for a slow computer, but I cannot even get the computer to run in safe mode. I have already ran chkdisk and chkdisk f. Malwarebytes finds nothing. Dr Web finds nothing. Webroot spysweeper finds nothing. Trend Micro antivirus only ever finds a cookie or two.

Please help? I am thinking about using my current PC for target practice at the gun range, and buying some good books to read.



Forgot to add, running windows xp

Edited by spasticgamer, 18 May 2010 - 11:16 PM.

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#2 boopme


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Posted 18 May 2010 - 11:21 PM

Hello and welcome.
We need a deeper look. Please go here....
Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
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#3 spasticgamer

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 12:04 AM

Started a new post as you instructed under Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs .


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Posted 19 May 2010 - 12:15 AM

Now that your log is properly posted, 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 Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it 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 Malware Removal 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 Malware Removal Team members are very 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 Malware Removal 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 MR Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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