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#1 churchill7

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 04:38 PM

Ok i was playing a game on my pc and it was lagging much more than usual, so i alt+tabbed and right click to set priority higher (it was only recieving like 5% of the cpu), but when it did that it said "ACCESS DENIED"

This has never happened before, can anyone help me out? PS my antivirus is nonexistant because i can't update it for some reason :

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 05:02 PM

The access denied is probably because you were not logged on with administrator rights.

Running more slowly is a different issue. Were other programs running?

Go into task manager and select the processes tab and sort by mem usage to see what processes might be slowing things down.

If there are many unfamiliar processes then you may want to try using the HijackThis log and posting the results. For information on this go to http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/.

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 06:15 PM

You can also conduct a search for unfamiliar processes here:
http://www.processlibrary.com/directory/a/
http://www.what-process.com/lists.aspx
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Posted 08 December 2005 - 09:15 PM

PS my antivirus is nonexistant because i can't update it for some reason :

Normally the reason that this happens is because you're infected.

Try some of these free online scans (at least 2 or 3 of them to ensure that you've gotten everything):

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ - *For Internet Explorer*
http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/consumer/h...call_launch.php - *For Firefox*
http://www.kaspersky.com/scanforvirus
http://safety.live.com/site/en-US/default.htm
http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/default...id=ie&venid=sym
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/activescan.htm
http://onlinescan.avast.com/
http://support.f-secure.com/ols/start.html
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx

Trojan scans:
http://scan.sygatetech.com/pretrojanscan.html
http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/trojanscan.asp
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Posted 09 December 2005 - 01:01 AM

What is your AV? You could download the update to disk and update from disk.

Edited by acklan, 09 December 2005 - 01:02 AM.

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