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Old 05-22-04, 03:43 PM
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Help! PC slower than a sloth on snowshoes!

Ok, here's the deal. My computer is now operating at a snail's pace in almost everything.

I am constantly barraged by popups when online[ESPECIALLY ADSERVE] even though F-Prot detected no viruses, and Spybot to get rid of any adware (which it is failing to do BTW, despite its immunization option).

When not online, my programs are taking forever to load, even simple Word documents.

Needless to say, it's hard to type anything because of t (here's one right now) the popup barrage, and I'm getting slain when playing First Person Shooters online, despite showing low ping.

What more can I do????

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Old 05-22-04, 04:07 PM
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First thing that comes to mind is that you may have a virus that F-Prot is not detecting ... try this:
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Old 05-22-04, 04:10 PM
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Target file exists and is newer that that version....
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Old 05-22-04, 05:03 PM
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Just went through this problem with my daughters puter just about 3 weeks ago. Cause if you're getting the pop-ups, you more than likely have Trojan type programs running. I removed almost all the first time I ran through doing these programs, and those it didn't find or couldn't remove, were removed after I ran AVG Anti Virus a few more times (some really hard programs to get rid off were on the computer). You might need to run your computer in "Safe Mode", so that just the bare minimum is running in the background and those Trojan/Virus programs are unable to start up. Here are the steps I did to fix the problem:

1) Ad-aware is a great SpyWare program. This program found almost all the Trojan's on the computer and fixed them. This along with SpyBot Search and Destroy cover most Trojan backdoor programs. Here is Ad-Aware's download link:

2) I am one who runs multiple virus scan programs, but AVG Anti-Virus program is what I run on my puter and is suggested by TechTV and is highly rated overall. It not only found virus (6 of them btw), it dected some Trojan Types that Adware and SpyBot didn't detect. Here is their free version link:

3) namja website is a great freebie to use and I run it weekly as a backup program:

Understand that I ran Ad-aware, Trend Micro online virus check, and especially AVG Anti Virus programs several times to rid myself of things. Also, it never hurts to look in the Add/Remove Program section of your Control Panel, sometimes they show up there. Finally be sure you empty that Trash Can Icon, some of the damn programs got dumped there.

Good Luck on the removals.
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Old 05-22-04, 11:55 PM
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Thanks a million fellas. That AVG program worked like a charm and found 11 viruses!!!

Everything is working fine now.

Thanks again
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