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Sluggish start after XP begins - recent check for malware/spyware/viru


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ethanshoe

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Hello,

I seem to be having a problem with my computer after windows loads up and starts. Everything looks fine but once I click on an application or IE it freezes. I hit ctrl-alt-del and nothing pops up. Even the screen saver will not come on. However after about 5-10mins everything will come up and the screen saver will click in. It is almost as if it gets stuck.

I have recently ran avg 7.5, spybot search and destroy with nothing coming up. I also have spyware blaster loaded and up to date.

I noticed last time this occured an update shield was present in the bottom right hadn corner, however it only ever said download at 0%

Any insight would be helpful.

Cheers
ethanshoe

Edited by ethanshoe, 08 May 2007 - 06:14 PM.

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anzenketh

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Are you getting any error messages.
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No there are no error messages, it just gets stuck now when you start off. Just now it got stuck at the startup screen after I signed in. Other times it is after a few minutes of use.

I have done checks in the registy, tried defraging. IT is not just sluggish now it gets stuck.
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We now need to make certain that this issue is not malware because if we troubleshoot otherwize we may be wasting our time.

Please go to the malware forum and follow the instructions at the top....Especially the Instructions things to do before posting in the malware fourm.

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty--and you may not be-- then post a hijackthis log in THAT forum.

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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ethanshoe

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Thank you very much tuxmaster. I will do that.
Cheers
ethanshoe
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