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my computer has started to run slower when opening programs, the taskbar also freezes when i open MSN, internet explorer, and aim. I believe this problem started when i tried to delete a movie from my computer by right-clicking, the folder window froze with the hourglass pointer. I ctrl+alt+del to end the task and it did, but then it removed my desktop icons and taskbar, so i restarted and tried to delete the movie again and it did the samething. Somewhere along the lines i stupidly decided to end process for explorer.exe. 3rd try, i waited and it unfroze and i was able to delete it. Everything was fine until i started to do a virus scan with Windows Defender and found an adware that caused my computer to crash and blue screen when i tried to delete it (i made a topic about this earlier today). I'm not sure which problem caused my computer to run slow

edit: also, system restore proved to do nothing, for some reason it didnt let me restore to a specific point "restore incomplete", probably i was growing impatient and the system restore window kind of lagged and i clicked next once to many times and it restored to today's date 7/6/06

Edited by Marq, 06 July 2006 - 09:05 PM.

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Hi Marq...

Let's hold off on this one a bit until you're finished in the Malware topic. At first glance I'd say that's your problem.

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