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I don't know what my problem is.


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dbrodsky

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Hello, I would appreciate any help I could get.

My computer started running really slow. The next thing I know my Microsoft office programs (exel, word) disappeared. Now my AOL is gone. And when I click start and all programs, no programs appear.

I have McAfee firewall. I also run Adaware and Spybot often, but I haven't renewed my Norton Antivirus subscription in nearly a year. I am planning to renew it tomorrow, but I don't know if my problem is too much.

When I did an adaware search, I had four critical objects called "Lycos sidesearch," so I deleted them from the registry.

Any advice?
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austin_o

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I suggest doing some scans for virus, trojans, and other maliscious stuff. Go to http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ and run housecall, on line scan. It is free. Clean up what it finds. If you still have problems after that, go to the malware section of this forum and work your way thru the sticky posts. http://www.geekstogo...o_Here-f37.html :tazz:
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Thanks for the advice. I'm going to work on it tonight a little bit.
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