I thought I might see if someone could give me some advice in this forum. Approx a month ago, my system started booting up slowly. I found a program called YKRP.com and was told to delete it. The system recovered and ran well after that. Unfortunately, the problem began again a few weeks later. I finally reformatted the computer and all was well. For two days, then the system started taking 15 minutes to boot up again. Once operational, it runs fine and the internet connection is smooth. However, the start up time has me confused. I performed a scan disk, disc defrag and checked antivirus and spyware with AVG and Norton. (uninstalling one to try the other..) I did a check on Trend micro and nothing can be found. I did notice that the YKRP.com dos app was still there when I last reformatted, however. I'm unsure if that had anything to do with this. System restore no longer works and after reformatting, the time on the computer clock was wrong and the time zone map was not operational, as far as lighting up each zone. I'm not sure if that's important or not, but the more information the better?
Circuit City wants to charge a great deal of money to look at the computer and possibly wipe the drive and reformat it. As a single parent, I am really hoping to avoid this if I can, but if you recommend it as a final option, I will do so. Possibly this could be with the BIOS, I'm just not sure and for the first time in 11 years.. I have no clue of what to do.
Thank you for any help!!