I've had the System Check Virus before...and I removed it. Didn't have any issues. Computer ran just fine after that. However, I just got the Security Shield Virus about a week ago and it was a little different. I sucessfully removed that, but ever since then, my computer runs very sluggishly. My PC has always been snappy for my needs. Windows open up quickly, things load fast, etc. Ever since I contracted that stupid iSTD, though, my PC has been slow to open everything, even My Computer. It's very noticeable.
Additionally, dvm.exe processes will sometimes exceed 700,000K in commit size! I don't think that has anything to do with the virus, though. Other programs seem to have memory leaks as well, maxing out my available memory (4GB) and putting a toll on the processor.
Can anyone recommend a way to remedy some of these problems? I've tried running registry cleaners, rootkit scanners, etc, etc, and nothing seems to be improving the PC's performance since last week.