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Computer was running great thanks to "Geeks to Go," but I've been doing lots of gaming lately, so I guess I'm paying for it now.

Computer is running fairly slow. The processes from the task manager section are are jumping around again.

Mozilla takes forever to start up, but it fairly responsive afterwards.

I recently got an email from a friend with a link to Break.com. After that Mozilla refused to open until I restarted my computer.

CCleaner revealed an Adaware bug which I think it removed.

Spybot, Adaware, and Ewido found 2 tracking cookies which were successfully removed.

Not really sure what else to do......

Edited by POC Computer, 11 May 2006 - 11:45 PM.

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Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

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scan for viruses, spyware, etc i recommend ad-aware se personal and spybot-s&d, plus AVG free is you dont have an AV

http://lavasoftusa.c...oftware/adaware

http://www.safer-net...rors/index.html

http://free.grisoft....2/lng/us/tpl/v5

in addition, use CCleaner to clean out junk temp files and registry problems:

http://ccleaner.com/ccdownload.asp
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Is there anything else I can do to get my computer running faster?

Xoftspy found potential viewpoint problems on my PC, but can't fix them unless I purchase the program...

PCpoint found spyware on my computer but again I would have to purchase the program to fix my registry...

What do you think I should do?

Regards,

POC Computer

P.S. your previous suggestions were very helpful!
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Click start then all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then also from system tools, run disc defragmenter

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, (all files will highlight), right click any file, click delete, confirm then reboot.

Download, install and run
Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up disc clean up

Run Tune Up registry clean up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, the screen will lose colour during the process which can take a few minutes and then needs a reboot

Those will have cleared the drive of obsolete software errors

These are suggestions for making the most of the free trial

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot.

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor



Please go here:

Malware Removal Guide


You will need a PC which can connect to the internet

Run all the programmes as advised then post a current Hijack This Log in a new topic in the Malware Forum

For the purpose of accurate malware analysis, Hijack This Logs are only dealt with in the Malware Forum. Posting them anywhere else will result in a delayed response

If you are unable to run any of the programmes, please ask for advice in the Malware Forum
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