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#1 rick33

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:25 PM

Hello,

Windows XP desktop has been running very slow lately. Sometimes when running a program it will freeze but mostly it's loading and navigating the internet. I don't know if it's outdated hardware specs or if there are add-ons that might be bogging down the system? I don't believe it's virus related but not sure.

I was hoping someone could see the tests and give a little feedback.

How do I get those read outs for you to look at? What programs?

Thanks in advance.

-Rick

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#2 Jintan

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:16 PM

Welcome to Bleeping Computer rick33,

More than likely a little infected. Let's take a look.


To make sure you have an accurate view of files there, make sure you can View Hidden Files. Also uncheck "Hide Extensions for Known File Types"



To keep them from interfering with the repairs, be sure to temporarily disable all antivirus/anti-spyware softwares while these steps are being completed. This can usually be done through right clicking the software's Taskbar icons, or accessing each software through Start - Programs. Here are some antivirus disable tips if needed.

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Click here and download OldTimer's OTL to your desktop, then click that to open the scan display. At the top click "Scan All Users", then click "Run Scan". Make no other changes at this time.

When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are also saved in the same location as OTL.exe. Post the contents of those back here please.

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Click here and download the installer for Gmer to your desktop, then click that file to run Gmer.


Once the opening scan finishes, click on Scan (again, before scanning, make sure all other running programs are closed and no other actions like a scheduled antivirus scan will occur while this scan completes. Also do not use your computer during the scan).

When completed, click on the Copy button and rightclick on your Desktop, choose "New" > Text document. Once the file is created, open it and rightclick again and choose Paste. Copy the information and post it here please.

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Download aswMBR ( 511KB ) to your desktop.
  • Double click the aswMBR.exe icon to run it
  • If you can have an open Internet connection, and allow it to download the latest Avast engine detections.
  • If avast! antivirus is already installed, just do the next step.
  • Click the Scan button to start the scan
  • On completion of the scan, click the save log button, save it to your desktop and post it in your next reply.


A lot, but comprehensive, and will make sure we get a good view of everything.
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