What is your Operating System (XP Home, XP Pro)?
How much RAM do you have (right click My Computer / select Properties / under the General tab, how many MB of RAM do you have
How much free space do you have on your harddrive (double click My Computer / right click C: drive / select Properties / under the General tab, Free Space
How long have you had this problem?
What have you done to try and correct this problem?
Have you installed any new hardware/software recently?
What were you doing when this problem first started?
Have you updated, and run your antivirus?
Were there any error messages?
What was the exact
Give all of the details you can think of.
Run these online virus scanners:http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
In addition to Ad-Aware and Spybot, you should also run these programs:
(They're all free.)aČ freeewido security suite
These 2, will help prevent spyware/malware from being installed in the first place:SpywareblasterSpywareGuard
Download these programs, update
them, and then run them.
These programs, updated
and used regularly
, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...
When installing ewido security suite
, under Additional Options
uncheck:Install background guardInstall scan via context menu
Helpful Tutorials:Using SpybotUsing Ad-Aware SEUsing SpywareBlasterUsing SpywareGuardUsing Ewido