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Drastic fps drop after virus infection

Discussion in 'Games' started by megbenyo, Dec 7, 2018.

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  1. megbenyo

    megbenyo Thread Starter

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    So I have an Acer VX 15, 16gb Ram, gtx 1050 4gb, intel core i7 7th gen and an intel had graphics 630... my laptop before a virus infection used to run games smoothly, and this one time I was getting some files from a friend and got infected by virus that basically places g in front of the names of executable files... I did not know I was infected until I noticed most of my desktop icons getting blurry, and I couldn't also access my GeForce control panel and when I try to run a game the pc tells me I don't have a graphic card... so I instantly factory reset my laptop, but after that all the games that used to run very smoothly before are now running very slow even on low graphics settings... I've tried all possible ways that I know of to solve it... but no good... help please.
     
  2. lunarlander

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    Down the MS Media Creation Tool and use it to generate a new Win 10 DVD/USB stick. Boot with it and do a clean install of Windows, removing all partitions. Backup your data prior to this. A Clean Install wipes everything on the HD clean whereas a reset is still relying on some parts of Windows to work in order to regenerate itself - not ideal for a cleaning up a virus infection.

    Did you tell your friend who you got the files from that he is infected? He should be told.
     
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