I've looked at so many forum posts and tried what I felt confident doing on my own. I'm out of options and need my computer running again.
HP Pavilion a1487c Media Center
Intel ® Pentuim ® D CPU 3.00 GHz
3.00 GHz,4.0GB of RAM
My PC has been very slow at startup and during applications for a very long time, ive learned to live with it, after trying to figure out why and just giving up. Its slow and freezes on occasion but nothing like this...
About a week ago I scanned with superantispyware and got rid of over 300 tracking cookies.
About 4 days ago the computer was getting very slow and starting to freeze while on Internet and email. So I updated on windows website. Then went to Firefox and updated flash and one more (can't remember).
Next day the computer was freezing sometimes at startup and sometimes after trying to open a program. Control-Alt-Delete wasn't working so i had to press power off manually everytime. Then it started rebooting after freezes. Many, many reboots. I couldn't do anything. it was in constant cycle of freezing and rebooting.
Error messages -some after reboot :
Msiexec.exe (visual studio update)
Left pc off for a day, came back and cleaned the fan. Then tried to run malwarebytes, but couldn't stay on long enough to download. Wasn't able to download updates for mcafee either. McAfee firewall will not turn back on (not sure why it turned off??)
Today downloaded and tried to scan in safe mode. It froze during scan.
Uninstalled super anti spyware, malwarebytes and restarted. Downloaded malware bytes again. Froze during scan again and again. Froze also during malwarebytes chameleon scan.
Not sure what to try next
Edited by hamluis, 08 March 2013 - 08:17 AM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected - Hamluis.