I have hp Pavilion dv4000 with Windows XP. I had run a little slow before, but after I went through the malware cleanup guide, it ran fine...great even. About two weeks ago, it must have got infected with something....now every program i try to start up seems to 'bog down' if it loads at all. I was able to run the TFC program, But I try to run Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware or Norton 360, and it seems to freeze. Anti-Malware gets to about 3600 files scanned before it freezes up. Norton just freezes as soon as I initiate a scan.
Im stuck now on what I should try next...I'd like to avoid a system restore at all costs. Both my wife and I have too many files that have not been backed up yet. (I do have a portable hard drive, which does have some files backed up...but theres still alot that has not been).
Thanks in advance for any help offered...Im grateful u guys are here