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michaelboulton

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hello everyone and thank you for letting me use these forums.

i've posted in the malware forums now with my hijack this log and other logs asked to perform and i've been given the green light.
no spyware and systems go !

but i still have a problem and have been directed to try here.

this last saturday morning my computer had an error while i was downloading a couple of torrents. (sorry to have to say)

since then my startup is very very slow, i get ahead of the cursor when i type which is all abnormal. it takes longer than normal to open IE or OE or any other program.

the green light flashes green and makes the sound of a program opening but very short about every 2 seconds so when i'm idle, something is trying to do something which was not happening before saturday morning.

i'm completley confused and not sure what's wrong.
norton, adaware, and spyware doctor also say i'm clean.
so i'm not sure what else to say, except i'm not so good with technical issues.

any help would definitly be appreciated.

thanks,

Michael.
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Murray S.

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Howdy:

Disable (remove the share) all shared files/drives..

Get rid of whatever P2P software you were using to pirate whatever with..

Install a good firewall (Sygate or Zone Alarm) and monitor what may be trying to access the net or your system..

See if that makes any difference..

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michaelboulton

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i've got rid of those programs tonight
and i have a firewall

how do i disable the sharing of files/drives ?

thanks !!!
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Control Panel>System>Advanced..

Disable "Simple File Sharing".. Check any other folders, etc for a small hand under them..

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michaelboulton

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thanks murray but i do not have that option under system
and advanced.

michael.
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Neither do I

How to turn off simple file sharing
To disable simple file sharing, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
2. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options, and then click the View tab.
3. Clear the Use simple file sharing (Recommended) check box.
4. Click OK.
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Thanks Keith.. Sitting behind a Win98SE system at the moment and was trying to remember from memory where it was..

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thanks both of you,
i still have not been able to disable file sharing
i cannot find it

i did just read in another topic about a program called viewpoint
i had these 2 programs in my add/remove section and i didn't know them and they weren't there last week
i uninstalled them on sunday or monday
would those still be causing me this problem ??

thanks !
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