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Computer VERY slow after removing security suites virus

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#1 cerebral


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Posted 14 September 2010 - 10:18 PM

I am running Windows XP, Media Center Edition, Version 2002, SP3 on a DELL I9300, pentium 1.60 GHz, 512 MB RAM. I use WINDOWS FIREWALL. I have a 70 G drive which is less than half full.
Several weeks ago, I was infected with the security suites virus. I could not use or access the internet to seek support. On another computer, I first downloaded MALWAREBYTES, RHKILL,and COMBOFIX (did not solve the problem) and later PC TOOLS SPYWARE DOCTOR to a flashdrive and installed on my computer in SAFE mode.
Spyware Doctor found various infections and removed them and the SECURITY SUITES virus seemed to be gone. MOST subsequent scans have found no infections.
I have repeatedly run chkdsk, defragged, removed all the programs I did not use regularly,scanned for registry errors (CC CLeaner) but my computer is running incredibly slowly: 10-15 minutes to boot up, opening EACH program takes anywhere from 3 - 15 minutes.
Normally the browser takes so long to open that I cannot even use the internet. Today it took IE8 10 minutes to open, but once open it has been running perfectly normally.
HELP! My computer is old, but I cant afford a new one now.

Edited by Pandy, 14 September 2010 - 10:22 PM.
Moved from Malware removal logs as no logs are included and prep guide not followed ~Pandy

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 10:24 PM

Hello cerebral,

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 01:28 AM


Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic347447.html 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 MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in 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 MRT 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 MRT Team members are EXTREMELY 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 MRT 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 MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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