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Computer is Incredibly Slow

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G Dogg

G Dogg


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My computer has recently (last month or so) begun to take an eternity to boot up, shut down, launch Firefox, or to generally do anything. I'm pretty sure my machine is "clean," but it just takes forever to do anything.

I was hoping that someone might be able to help me fix this or point me somewhere where I can figure out how to fix this.

I have a Dell C400 running Windows 2000 Professional.

Thanks in advance for any and all help!
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Hi G Dogg...

Before we start trying to run any repairs or disableing startup applications, we need to verify that you are indeed, clean. We can try all the fixes in the book and they won't work if there's something in there "protecting itself".

Please go to the Malware Forum and follow the instructions at the top....Especially the Start Here.

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself...then post a hijackthis log in THAT forum. Be patient, the Malware Forum is a very busy place and a two or three day wait is not unusual. DO NOT REPLY TO OR BUMP YOUR OWN LOG. If it shows a reply it may be overlooked as one that is being worked on.

If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from the malware expert, please return to this thread.

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