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Hi,

My computer has been much slower in the past week. If I play videos or open more than 3 or 4 tabs on Mozilla Firefox, my computer slows down to the point where it takes a minute to switch between tabs or a few minutes to enter screen saver and the same to exit. I get hourglasses for the simplest tasks. I'm wondering if there are processes running that shouldn't be. I've received help before from g2g so if you still check hijack this logs, I can get that for you.

Thank you for your time,

-tigerash
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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

Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

If you do not have an XP CD you can borrow a same version as was originally installed XP CD, if you downloaded SP2 then you need an SP1 XP CD

If you do not have an XP CD and are unable to borrow one, run the scan, click skip if it asks for the CD, if it keeps asking, click cancel.

If it kept asking for the XP CD then system files are missing


Click start then run, type chkdsk /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.

This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop.

Download and install Tune Up 2007 Trial

Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up

Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot. You should disable the antivirus programme to run this and check it is running after the reboot

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



If no improvement

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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hi,

I ran all the scans and repairs except for maleware. The situation is greatly improved. programs run faster, but once in a while, I have glitches where text appears slower than usual and Mozilla takes longer to load than it used to. These are not all the time but there's a little lag. I don't want to waste anyone's time, but should I run through the maleware removal steps?

thanks so much for the help.
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Click this for a guide to using Memtest


Click this to download Memtest


Run it overnight if possible

Posting an HJT Log would eliminate Malware from the list of possibles
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