Posted 11 July 2007 - 11:39 AM
I have an HP running XP. I had a number of viruses, which have been removed (my thread is in the HJT forum). However, the system is still extrememly slow. Specifically, if I'm not on the internet it's ok. Once I try to open a browser, I watch task manager and the system and explorer process both go to 50% (plus or minus 10), so CPU is at 100% and basically locks up. The explorer I/O goes into the 100s of thousands. It takes over a minute for the browser to open up. If I close it, both system and explorer usage drops to almost 0. This renders my PC basically useless for internet use.
I have run a number of virus checkers/scanners, and all are clean (Spybot, AdAware, Anti-Spyware, haxfix, combofix, f-secure). Per my HJT post, that is clean.
Would a different browser help...e.g., firefox, or should I look at a total restore?