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#1 dcates1

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 10:38 PM

I have an HP Pavilion 1250 pc. OS is XP home. I have Zone Labs virus & spyware protection. Ad-Aware SE, and Spysweeper. Up until last weekend everything was fine until... I (hate to admit, but true) I visited too many adult web sites.....Well, what can I say...I know I shouldn't have been there but too late now...I ran all by virus/spyware devices....found mostly just cookies but no viruses or trojans....
What use to take 1 second to download now takes 30 to 60 secs and sometimes never!!!!!
I have Time Warner Road Runner for internet serive and use IE for browser.
Last time I ran Ad-Aware SE, I noticed over 4,000 running process modules...
Someone please advise.
Thanks very much,
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Posted 05 March 2007 - 10:49 PM

Hi dcates1, Welcome to BC

May I suggest you run these 2 apps
The first just Super as it says and the second will help clean up some other things,that slow you down.

Download,install,update and scan.
Use the Free Home user version
http://www.superantispyware.com/.........

Then if this is an Xp machine run this MSFT tool. Click ONLY the box near middle of page saying "Full Service Scan"
http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/defau...
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Posted 05 March 2007 - 10:51 PM

In normal mode, run an online antivirus check from at least two and preferably three of the following sites
BitDefender
Computer Associates Online Virus Scan
Panda's ActiveScan
Trend Micro Housecall
Windows Live Safety Center Free Online Scan
This scanner from Trend does not require an Active X to run.

1. Detects and removes malware ( viruses, worms, trojans, etc. )
2. Detects and removes grayware and spyware
3. Restores damage caused by malware to your system.
4. Notifies about vulnerabilities in installed programs and connected network services.
5. Multi-platform support for: Windows, Linux, Solaris.
6. Easy-to-use with the Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.


Download and scan with SUPERAntiSypware Free for Home Users

* Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
* An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
* If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Udates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download and unzip them from here.)
* When done, select "Scan for Harmful Software".
* There are three scanning options. Choose "Perform Complete Scan" and click "Next".
* When done, a Scan Summary will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
* Make sure they all have a checkmark next to them and click "Next".
* A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
* Click Preferences and then click the statistics/logs tab.
* Click the dated log and press View log. A text file will appear so you can see the results.
* Select close to exit the program.
* Scan in SAFE MODE




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