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Unbelievably slow desktop load times + extremely slow PC

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by tangosmango, Jul 28, 2011.

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  1. tangosmango

    tangosmango Thread Starter

    Jul 28, 2011
    Earlier today, my PC went from being perfectly fine to being extremely slow. I had a hunch that it may have been a virus or some serious malware so I tried to open up Malware and Ad-aware but everything was 'not responding.'

    I ended up powering off via holding button. When I tried to load up again, the PC loaded to the blue welcome screen, but from there, it just hanged. i could open task manager but I was unable to open file > new task or anything.

    I was able to go into safemode and load up Malware and Ad-aware. I searched on the internet from my laptop about what could be causing this. I found that a virus named Nimda could be a culprit. I found a fix for it so I cancelled my scans and rebooted. This time, I let it sit there. Everything had loaded properly...35min later! From here, everything was very slow.

    I tried to open certain things like start menu or my computer, and it ended up taking 2-3min for each action.

    Also, task manager (even opening task manager took 4min alone) showed very low CPU usage (about 1-2%) and about 20% physical memory usage.

    My computer specs:
    Win7 x64
    Intel Core2 E7200
    4 gigs of RAM
    ATI HD4870

    So here I am, back in safemode, attempting to run the scans (using Malware bytes + ad-aware + spybot) on 2 of my harddrives.

    If this does not work, does anyone have any advice or insight?

    Thanks, I appreciate it!
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