I don't think I was sent malware(s)/virus(s) through said webfolder anymore. Someone could have infected the webfolder host then it spread to me, but I doubt it because:
Right after a recent full reformat when the computer had nothing installed except for a non-updated Win XP S2, it was basically fast. I didn't surf the web because I had no windows security updates or antivirus, but just typing into Google with Google instant enabled was fast and not how it usually freezes up, skips key strokes, turns letters into numbers, backspacing through what I typed freezes up, etc.
Just navigating around the computer and opening Windows features was fast. FWIW though, opening two IE windows would crash it and caused an error report. But, it was geneally fast at this point.
Next I needed to update windows to meet the requirements to install Norton & Security Suite (Comcast's free constantly running program with remote file server, credit card & password manegement, firewall, etc, and Norton's). I did the 100+ windows updates, which were mostly securty onse but also SP2 to SP3, IE7, etc, and that's when it got slow. Then I installed Norton & Security Suite, and it's still slow.
That's all I have installed and didn't put any backed-up files on the computer.
The problem is this:
Before the reformat that suddenly caused the slowness (which was before this recent one), PC wasn't nearly as slow, but had all of the same programs installed plus more. Like said, my capacitors are all fine and I tried a new hardrive and RAM. I didn't replace the CMOS battery like suggested, but I doubt it's a hardware problem.
Maybe the maware/virus is designed to kick in once I update windows
, and I should post the malware log report thing?
Anyone wanna take a shot at this?
Any help much appreciated. Thanks.
Edited by vox345, 20 May 2012 - 12:38 AM.