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#1 lyrikoollipz

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 03:15 PM

Hi there,

This is my first post, my friend told me about this site and hopefully someone can help.

My Brand new laptop was running fine until the last week. Now the start up takes forever and when online its really struggling. I've run AVG Anti-Spyware and it has cleaned a few things but i think there's a lot more stopping my computer running smoothly.

Can anyone help?

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 05:17 PM

Don't know if this is malware related or not. But very possible. Run your Super Antispyware in safe mode.
Then follow the directions below. Let us know if the programs find anything other than cookies and what was found.

Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

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Post a Hijack This log in the Hijack This Forum by following the directions in the link below if the programs above have not removed ALL malware. DO NOT post the log in this forum.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

Flush System restore after you are free of malware--Directions for Milennium and XP
http://www.real-knowledge.com/flushres.htm

Remove temporary files, logs, cookies, etc. by using Ccleaner. Do not use "Advanced Settings" or the "Issues" button. Use only the default settings.
http://www.ccleaner.com/

Getting into Windows Safe Mode
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm
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#3 lyrikoollipz

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 07:49 AM

Thankyou for the speedy reply Buddy215.

I have just run AVG AntiSpyware in safe mode and it found and deleted the following:

-Tracking Cookie.statistik-gallup
-Tracking Cookie.adbrite
-Tracking Cookie.euroclick

i am now going to run the online scan for bit defender in normal mode as you have advised. I will update you shortly.

Thanks again

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 08:06 AM

If your computer seems to be slow and your NOT finding malware, read "Slow Computer Checklist", "Help! My computer is slow!" and "Restore Your Computer's Performance with Windows XP" There are reasons for slowness besides malware - i.e. disk fragmentation, disk errors, corrupt system files, too many startup programs, unnecessary services running, not enough RAM, etc. As your system gets older it becomes filled with more files/programs and has a natural tendency to slow down so regular maintenance is essential.
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