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Dreylivude

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Hey everyone,

Recently my laptop has been experiencing times in which the system slows down considerably. For example I go to click something in the task bar and suddenly I can't click on anything else. After a few moments it unlocks and continues with the function, but on a few occasions the computer completely froze, with my option to hold in the restart button.

Now I recently did a bit of a fix up, so this could be my own ignorence at work. With the help of a friend who took IT we shut down some of the uneccessary processes and startups in MSCONFIG. Is it possible that something I turned off in there is the cause of this problem?

Some other things I did recently are installing AVG antivirus (My previous program Trend Mircro expired) and Sygate personal firewall found on oldversions.com.

Other things include firefox being slow in loading webpages, even though other downloads, like files still seems to be pretty high. Most of the time the systems performes pretty fast thanks to the process reduction, but these slowdown periods and the especially the freezing are hindering my school work.

And yes I did go through the malware search, and came up with nothing that seemed to cause the problem.
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One thing I have also noticed, is that folder options magicly appears opened on my computer now and again. Sounds like a trojan or a hacker to me, but I don't know how to fix it besides what I've already done.
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Post the HJT Log

Please follow the procedures outlined 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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