Posted 27 July 2010 - 03:19 PM
Well, since Thursday, my health of my computer seems to have taken a turn for the worse. It seems to have contracted the Google Redirect Virus, so I switched from using Firefox to using Opera, as I couldn't search for anything with Firefox. I found this program on here called "Combo" something or other that is suppsoed to get rid of that virus. Following the instructions, I tried to "run" the program. I got as far as accepting the user agreement, when an error message came up. I couldn't tell you exactly what it said, but I remember it saying that the files of Combo have been compromised it was not safe to continue. It said I may be infected with the virus "Virut".
So that was fine. All I needed to do was get rid of this Virut virus and I would be good to go. I googled how to get rid of Virut (using Opera, because the Google Redirect doesn't seem to affect Opera) and downloaded a program to remove it (forget what it was called), and ran it. Tried to "run" Combo again, and still gave me the error message. So I just stopped worrying about it. I'm using Opera now, and the Re-direct virus isn't affecting me on Opera now.
Well, starting yesterday, things seem to have gone crazy, with today being worse. Yesterday, all that was going on is every program that I tried to run, including Opera, was being laggy. I wasn't too concerned. It was a nuisance, but I figured my computer was just having an off day. But today, however, is much worse. Earlier today (and yesterday too I guess) I got a message saying that Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to stop running, with the send or don't send error report. I clicked Don't Send as I usually do, then this other message came up saying DrWatson Postmortem debugger has encountered a problem and needs to stop running. I didn't send the error report again. Since then, everything has been sooo laggy. When I click on a box to type something, I have to wait 5-10 seconds before I am able to write something. I am not able to access my start menu. My clock is frozen at 2:44 PM. I have Opera and Windows Live Messenger Open, but I can't open Windows Live Messenger when I click on it. Even when I open a new tab on Opera, I have to wait a few seconds before I can do anything, because it freezes up.
So, what's going on, and what can I do to fix it?
Thanks for reading.