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Programs crashing, Firefox hanging, random errors

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#1 zyphetanian


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Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:46 AM

Not having been able to fix these on my own, I've decided to finally ask for some help. :thumbsup:

These problems all began suddenly a couple of weeks ago. MBAM and Spybot have both found a few things, and I have been doing daily scans with AVG and MBAM since the problems began. I've uninstalled a bunch of unneeded programs and updated everything I could think of. I also tried switching out the RAM, since at first all of the problems seemed memory-related. I'm guessing that the system is either still infected, or something is just broken from having been infected.

Here are some of the problems I've noticed:

1. Programs randomly crashing
Mostly Firefox and Windows Explorer, occasionally other programs like Notepad. They usually give an error to the effect of: "Firefox has encountered a problem and needs to close, etc." This happens a lot.

2. Firefox hanging
It seems to mostly happen on a form post, but sometimes just happens loading a new page. Firefox will hang until I end task it.

3. Delayed write failed
Seemingly randomly I will get a delayed write failed error. The mouse and keyboard stop responding, and I am forced to reboot the computer. The last one I got happened overnight on a file in Application Data for Thunderbird. Only seems to happen once the computer has been running for quite a while.

So, any thoughts? Should I post it in the Malware Removal forum?

Thanks in advance!

EDIT: Forgot to mention that I'm running XP SP3
EDIT 2: After reading some other topics, I decided to run SUPERAntiSpyware, which found a few things. I'll edit again if I get another error.

Edited by zyphetanian, 05 August 2010 - 10:06 AM.

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