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Slow Computer, can't click desktop icons (sometimes)


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#1 mpiz3

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 07:42 PM

My computer has been acting incredibly weird lately. I've tried everything I can think of: Malwarebytes, Spybot, CCleaner, BitDefender, AVG, and numerous other online scans that I've found. They all turn up the same thing - nothing. However, my computer continues to run slow. Sometimes I can't click on my desktop icons and I have to restart in order to get them to work. This doesn't happen all the time - I've noticed it mostly when I come out of sleep mode - but when it does happen I can click on program icons on my task bar, but when I click IE it pops up, but the web won't load. Also, sometimes when I click on links on webpages the finger icon will remain up no matter where I move my cursor and the new page won't pop up for a minute or two. I tried doing the whole Restore option, which totally reinstalled Windows, but I don't think that worked.

I don't know if this is actually the problem, but it might be. I was doing multiple things on my computer and apparently one of the websites I went to had one of those fake virus scanner pop ups. I was going to click on something else when the pop up came up and I inadvertently clicked on it. I don't know if it installed something or not, but it never asked for me to "buy a full version" or anything like that. When I clicked on it that seemed to be it...nothing else happened. So like I said, don't know if that is it or not.

I greatly appreciate anyone that can help. THANKS!

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 08:10 PM

Please go to this link, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum103.html follow the instructions, then post your problem to get the help you need.

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