I had had some issues with my computer a week ago and I contacted AT&T and they ran different programs on here and replaced 2143 files that were supposedly corrupt. I was not having any trouble until just that day. When I would try to log on to my AT&T mail, the system would appear locked up, and if it did work would take 3-5 min to open; then trying to navigate to another page, it would take 3-5 min. I went to just opening folders that I had, to work off line; same thing. I saw a posting here on this site that sounded similar and I ran a scan with ESET online scanner, and followed it up with a Malwarebytes scan. Nether one picked up anything, but it appeared to be slightly better, and then it started the same thing the next day. I thought that maybe with flash not working that this was what was slowing everything down, so I thought that I would attack this part first and then submit my other problems to other forums in order to try to fix the problems. I called AT&T back and they suggested a complete reload of Vista; I just don't think that this is the issue; it may be a quicker fix, but unsure. You don't realize how much you take the computer for granted until you have a problem that hinders your use. I am on here 4-6 hours per day, maybe more.
I use MacAfee and Malwarebytes, and they seem to be doing a good job.
Please let me know where to post my other issues - (1) I am getting "yahoo not responding", "e-how not responding", etc.
(2) I have also been getting "ebt.exe has stopped working". I have tried to look this up, but with my system the way it is, this takes 2-3 hours. Some individuals think this is a virus. I have located it on hard drive but have not deleted it yet; unsure if I need it. It is from some "ToDo" company.
(3) I have got to find out how many processes should be running, and what I actually need when I open up my "task manager". I have 86 processes running, and if I end these, what actually happens, can I open them back up or will they open up automatically as needed?
I am very sorry for posting all of these questions here in this forum! I know that some of these were suppose to be in another area, but please bear with me; it took me an awful long time to be able to get back to this site, and I did not want to risk another 4 hours to get everything posted.
Thanks for any info and help that someone can give!!
Edited by hamluis, 23 June 2011 - 05:17 AM.
Moved from Vista to Am I Infected.