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Robert Tracy

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I read and ran all that "Malware Removal - HijackThis" says to do. AVG Anti-Spyware found no problems, said "No Reports Available". SuperAntiSpyware Home Edition: summary said "No Harmful Software Detected". Panda found 20 spyware and corrected it. The only one I have not run yet is Hijack This. Perhaps this post is too soon for that. I'll download Hijack This immediately and run it.

I'll tell you, I'm not even seeing a proper page right here at "geeks to go!" It's a white background.

Especially slow to open is my email Outlook Express, Firefox and IE.

Once the computer is started there's a wait of 5 minutes+ before anything will open. Everything seems frozen. After the 5 minute wait I can open applications as usual but still OE and the browsers are very slow to open. Half a minute+.

But this doesn't look like a Malware issue so far, does it? I'll take a flying guess that it's the registry: missing entries?

It's a Dell XPS 400, a year old as of June this year. Running Windows XP.

Suggestions desperately welcome.

Thanks.

P.S. I have now run HighjackThis and saved both the logfile and the uninstall list. On further thinking, I'm suspicious that I may have uninstalled something along the way in the past week that's necessary for these apps to open properly. I know this is not supposed to be the place to copy and paste the logfile and uninstall list, but if these are requested here just let me know.

Edited by Robert Tracy, 01 September 2007 - 10:53 AM.

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I would get the HJT log checked out first thing

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Robert Tracy

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I would get the HJT log checked out first thing


I do have it. Do you mean post it here?

The reason I haven't posted it at the "Malware Removal - HijackThis" thread is that so many things checked out OK following the directions there.

Shall I post the HJT log file here?

Thanks.

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Please post all HJT logs only in the HJT section: http://www.geekstogo...o-Here-f37.html
Posting here will only delay the help you need.
It is strongly recommended that before posting a log, all the procedures should be completed as outlined here: http://www.geekstogo...-Log-t2852.html

When you post your log, please include full system specifications, and explain the problem as clearly as possible, including what steps you have taken to resolve it yourself. You will be assisted by a trained malware removal specialist.

If any problems remain with your system after your malware helper gives you a clean bill of health, feel free to post back here, and we will assist in getting everything sorted.

Good luck, and happy hunting.
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