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My Old Dell Needs Help...

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#1 Mike the Writer

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 04:45 PM

Hello all,

I have come to request help on my computer. I run Windows XP SP1 on a 6 year old Dell Optiplex GX110 Pentium 3 (It originally came with Windows 98).

Somehow, someway, adware has been installed on my system, and I cannot get rid of it. I have tried all sorts of free downloadable software for getting rid of Adware but for the most part, it has made it worse. It has gotten so bad that I cannot run any games, and I also do not shut down my computer each night anymore. It takes 10 minutes to load to the desktop, and after that I have to spend another 20 minutes for all of the programs/adware/God knows what else to load.

Please, I need help, this is very frustrating.

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Edited by Animal, 26 September 2006 - 04:51 PM.

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 05:15 PM

What What type of anti-virus are you using and when was the last time you ran a scan?

Many malware programs can be uninstalled by using Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel so start there first. For a list of such programs see BC's Uninstall Programs Database or Uninstall Malware via Add/Remove Programs.

Download and scan with Ewido Anti-Spyware v4.0 in "SAFE MODE".
Be sure to print out the Ewido Install and Scan Instructions.

Download and scan with Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.06. Setup & Configure as shown here.
Download and scan with Spybot S&D 1.4. Setup & Configure as shown here.
[DO NOT choose the option to install TeaTimer]
Note: If you encounter any error messages while downloading the updates, manually download them from here.

Then perform this online Virus scan: Trend Micro Housecall
[Watch the Address bar in IE. You may receive alerts that "This site might require the following ActiveX control...Click here to install...". Click on that alert and then Click Install ActiveX component.]

Post back if your still having problems afterwards.
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