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PAINfully slow and freezing!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Havisham, Jun 4, 2004.

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  1. Havisham

    Havisham Thread Starter

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    HELP!My computer is soooo slow and getting slower! I'm literally having to wait for this to type! I've tried scanning and defrags, I've scanned for viruses (and then uninstalled the software because it keeps stopping other software). I've re-installed my OS (Windows XP) and tried everything else I can think of!
    It's slow on every program and keeps freezing.
    The Task Manager shows that my cpu is running at 100% - all the time!
    Can someone suggest how I can fix this - it's driving me insane!
    THank you so much!
    Joanna :(
     
  2. Skivvywaver

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    Have you tested your power supply?
     
  3. WarC

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    Something definitely fishy going on here...When you said you re-installed Windows, did you do a full reformat or just re-installed over the current OS?

    Download, update, and then run a scan in AdAware, from www.lavasoftusa.com ...it will find a lot of stuff your Anti-Virus program won't find and I'd be willing to bet a lot of your slow-down is being caused by adware and spyware.
     
  4. Skivvywaver

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    Like WarC said. If you didn't format you may have boogers left over. Adaware will find them.
     
  5. Havisham

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    I think the power supply is fine - how would I check that?
    Could all this just be ads and spyware?
    I re-installed the os over the top to fix the errors (I thought!).
    In the processes on the task manager, it's showing the iexplore.exe is running at 99 - does that mean anything?
     
  6. catlady13

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    Yes all of that could be ads and spyware . I have cleaned up computers that were totally choked full of spyware to the point they wouldn't run at all . Reinstalling does not get rid of spyware or viruses. When you said you ran a virus check and then got rid of the software did you mean you now have NO antivirus program running on your pc? That could really muck things up as well . First step is to do a full virus scan and then run adware and spybot search and destroy.
     
  7. Wire

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    Maybe more ram would help speed things up?


    >>>>>wire<<<<<<
    :cool:
     
  8. cnclathrop

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    sounds like the pepper virus to me anti virus wont catch this trojan
     
  9. catlady13

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    HMM yes you may want to do a hijack this log as well .
     
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