I had a friend who had a real problem and it got solved with rootkit revealer. He has much more experience than I and he just mentioned it. I thought Id ask. I suspect it is nothing I need worry about.
Barry, if there was a rootkit installed on your computer, there would be some kind of symptom that would indicate that something is just not right and your computer would not be running a good as it is.
I could not find Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > and click on Windows defrag
Oops! That's my fault. It should be Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter
. The Windows Disk Defragmenter tool is located in the same folder in your Start Menu where the Disk Cleanup tool is by following the path above. The easy way to find it is to click in the Start
and when the Start Menu appears, type disk Defragmenter or Disk Cleanup in the Search programs and files
area, then click on the little magnifier glass to the right.
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In the future I will have to do this to my wifes computer. How should I proceed?
If you think you might have a malware problem, start HERE
as you did for this topic thread. You can skip Step #1
since you already have an account. Continue on through Steps 2, 3, 4 and 5
of the guide which will be finalized by starting a topic thread in our Malware Forum
If it is not malware related, on the Geeks to Go Home Page you will find an assortment of the other forums that are offered for anything that is not related to malware. When you get a chance, take time to browse around the forum and sub-forums to familiarize yourself with Geeks to Go. Especially have a look at the Site Orientation and FAQ
Thanks Thank you so much I really appreciate the time, effort and patience you have shown. I really have Barry
Gratitude is what makes volunteering so rewarding. It has been a real pleasure working with you. I'm sure we will meet again. Till then, happy and safe computing!