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Mouse is lagging and windows startup super slow


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My computer has recently been infected with spyware, and after getting rid of the spyware in safe mode, I notice that rebooting my computer takes mch longer and now programs run slower than ususal. Also, the main problem is that my mouse seems to lag terribly on the screen. I would appreciate some advice in this matter.
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Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you will need the XP CD

System File Check will display an onscreen blue progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot.

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this. This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop.


Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, click more options then clean up restore points, click confirm, click OK. Then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete, then reboot

When it gets to the desktop, the system files and the hard drive will be as they should and you can check for any improvement


This section is optional

Download and install Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up

Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

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I have followed your instructions, including the optional system optimization ones. However there does not seem to be any improvement. Rebooting windows still takes a long time adn the mouse still lags. I wonder if this has anything to do with the mal-ware removing I did in windows safe mode? Perhaps I should use system restore and restore my computer to before I went into safe mode?
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That is likely to restore the malware, or parts if it is in the restore set

Was it sfc /scannow you ran
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Yes, I ran sfc /scannow with the windows xp cd, just as you instructed. To get rid of the mal-ware in my computer I ran ad-aware, ewibo, killbox, and hijack this
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Run it by the Malware Team then you are probably looking at a repair install if they do not find anything

Please go here:

Malware Removal Guide

Run all the programmes as advised then post a current Hijack This Log in a new topic in the Malware Forum

For the purpose of accurate malware analysis, Hijack This Logs are only dealt with in the Malware Forum. Posting them anywhere else will result in a delayed response

If you are unable to run any of the programmes, ask for advice in the Malware Forum
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