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Got a tough one here. Not sure if it's a virus?

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#1 sylvester37


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Posted 01 June 2011 - 09:42 PM


Recently, my computer has come down with some strange symptoms. Being a computer tech of sorts , I have already run basic tests like mbytes. Also checked startup, etc. Things seem mostly OK, however I had two aggravating problems that seemed to pop up at once. One, I am not able to print to any printers from any application. Some like adobe will bomb out with a "memory could not be read" error. Most just do nothing. Apps like quickbooks won't even let me go to printer setup. Strangely, I CAN print a test page and I can print "through" the machine via sharing the printer and printing from another computer on the network. Also, I run a few streaming media services on this machine and at least one appear blocked in some way. This one is called playon. I can access it partially, but it will no longer serve up the videos. Not sure if this is related. I'm about to test memory, and do some other things. However, I have a suspicion this is a virus or damage from a virus. Problem is, so far no scanner I've run is returning anything and they are running to completion. I'm also noticing slowdowns in response when using firefox. Anything else I might want to run as far as checking for problems? I did recently remove a bunch of BHO's and toolbars. Thanks much for any help!

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