Posted 17 September 2010 - 10:15 PM
Last week my laptop began to become REALLY slow. I'm talking 10-15 minutes to boot. Then when I want to watch a video of any sort it's extremely choppy. I defragged my harddrive, reinstalled adobe and windows media player but still the same problem. I thought it might be a hardware problem, but I don't think so for the following reason: It all started after I downloaded a rar file. It had some type of error and then my entire screen turned a weird color..since then the problems persist. When I ran virus scans (Symantec and Avast and malwarebytes) the Symantec said I had a trojan in my java applications file called vload.class. It said it quarantined it, but one was left. Problem is none of the other scans came up with anything. Is the virus too new? Whatcan I do. i'm not a computer novice, nor am I an expert either though.