There's something bad in my XP SP3 computer. It started slowing down badly, with high CPU usage (60-70% without activity, going up to 100% with normal activity). It won't allow me to go to the internet using Firefox (I downloaded a new one) or IE.
Malwarebytes finds nothing unusual (even after running RKill which I brought over on a USB drive). I tried to open up ADWCleaner, downloaded from this site (where it says it's good for XP)but I get the error message found in the words of this topic title, and it won't open.
Farbar recovery scan tool is stuck on "Backing up registry, should take just a few seconds" for the past hour or so. [Edit: Farbar recovery scan tool is running now after reboot ...].
I just feel if I could get ADWCleaner to run (instead of receiving the error window, "ADWCleaner is not a valid Windows32 extension"), I might be in good shape.
Can anyone suggest something else please?
Thank you -
Edited by britechguy, 31 August 2017 - 07:44 PM.
Moved from BSOD to Am I Infected