Posted 12 August 2010 - 10:32 AM
For some time, my machine has been acting very sluggish. Tabs open slow and IE freezes between them when closing tabs. I downloaded and tried many antivirus/malware software and nothing seems to have fixed the issue for good. If you need a complete list I can probably find that but there are a lot. Something seems to have happened to Malwarebytes because when I click on the program, it returns this error: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware: vbAccelerator SGrid II Control - Run-time error '0'and '440' Automation error. I also have installed Superantispyware (all it finds is tracking cookies), had Avast free but removed recently trying to find the problem. Tried BitDefender and hated it. Still have the online scanner for Norton, BitDefender, Eset, Currently using a full trial of the Emsisoft Anti-Malware. In the first scan it found quite a few issues from some time ago. False positives maybe? I let the program put them in cold storage just to be safe. Will delete later if necessary.
Between all these programs, they're just not finding that much left now. Mostly tracking traces and cookies. So I don't know if it's an actual malware or just buried in removal programs with wrong settings that interfere. If anyone has a link to a tutorial how to set these to absolutely NOT interfere with the main program and it actually works, please tell me. I'm drowning here!
My Emsisoft may be competing with other programs (but I don't see any when I cntrl-alt-del). I have noticed that ctfmon just won't seem to go away from opening when windows opens no matter how many times I uncheck it! Would like to kill that sucker for good! I also have the Iobit Advanced SystemCare and 360, Spyware Doctor, Kaspersky, Avira and some others for on demand. But I don't know really how you can set them not to interfere with the main program of the moment: Emsisoft. They are not active, but maybe there is something running if just a placeholder?
Is there a tool or program or service that I can download to tell me what settings are fouled up and conflicting with others? That would be great!
I am running an XP Windows IE8. Let me know what else you need. Thanks for any help!