#1
Hey guys. Well I've been noticing some strange stuff on my computer lately. The mouse cursor moves extremely slowly and is delayed, and whenever I play music, its like, slow and choppy, almost as if its in slow motion. So then I tried restarting the computer and it rebooted (extremely slowly might I add) and everythings just like 10x slower than it normally is.

If anyone can tell me if I have a virus and how I can go about removing it before it seriously ****s up my computer, please do so, haha.

I have Ad-Aware SE personal running as well so when its done with its scan I'll see what happens.
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#2
sorry but... you have AIDS...

All I can say is have you been downloading ****, and run a scan and see what happens (which is seems you are doing)
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#3
Try running Avast! and also check your Task Manager. See if there are any processes that are using a surprising large amount of memory.
#4
Damn, i feel so bad for you.
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#5
how much RAM are you running? what OS, processor. has this started just all of a sudden, or slow progression. check your backround tasks. get a better spyware/malware/virus program.
#6
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Try running Avast! and also check your Task Manager. See if there are any processes that are using a surprising large amount of memory.


What would you consider a suprisingly large amount of memory?

Also, could System Restore fix this?
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#7
it doesnt sound like a virus, just your Ram is filled up. just go through and check for memory hogging processes that are running in the background. just wondering, are you running windows Vista? because the OS is a real memory hog alone

EDIT: to free up memory and load up time, just run file clean up and then run a disk defrag. run the defrag about once a month and run the file clean up about every 3-4 months.
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#8
And, if you are using up a lot of proceses, then you may need a memory upgrade (especially if your system is older). Memory will speed it up like crazy, unless you have a virus.

Also, search Task Scanner on google and download that and run it, it will see if any processes are harmful or un-needed.
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#10
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What would you consider a suprisingly large amount of memory?

Also, could System Restore fix this?


Well just in comparison to the other average processes. Like if you see something using up 100k while others are around 20-30k or less, you know that process is bogging the shit out of your system.
#11
Okay guys well Ad-aware just finished its its scan, and I deleted the 10 critical objects, and it all seems back to normal, but I won't delete the thread just yet, just in case something else pops up.
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#13
Quote by CrashedTheShow3
Okay guys well Ad-aware just finished its its scan, and I deleted the 10 critical objects, and it all seems back to normal, but I won't delete the thread just yet, just in case something else pops up.


Ah that's good. Ad-aware usually does its job nicely.
#14
task manager+end any unusual processes. that usually spells the end of a virus, at least it has in my experience. then just run a virus scan and get rid of it.
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#15
Hmm, it seemed to start up again once I opened iTunes, which wasn't for long since I got one of those error messages and closed.
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#16
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Why not?

because it rarely if ever works. it's less of a system restore and more of a "return to factory settings"
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#17
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because it rarely if ever works. it's less of a system restore and more of a "return to factory settings"

What OS do you use?

For XP, that's not true at all; it almost always works for me.
#19
Okay well I'm doing a full system scan with Ad-aware now, and if that fails I'm probably going to do a system restore to like friday or something, when it was fine.

Any objections?
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#20
Ok, maybe NEVER but if you don't know what your doing (sorry TS but this is kind of you. Your not a total n00b at computers, but if you needed help with a virus..) it can be bad.

Basically, It can keep copies of viruses and adware safe from scanners and ****, if you do it wrong.
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#21
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Ok, maybe NEVER but if you don't know what your doing (sorry TS but this is kind of you. Your not a total n00b at computers, but if you needed help with a virus..) it can be bad.

Basically, It can keep copies of viruses and adware safe from scanners and ****, if you do it wrong.


what is "it"
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#23
Okay, so you're saying nay to the system restore because it can still keep the virus?
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#25
Also I would suggest taking your temperary internet files and any porn you have downloaded and e-mailing it to your friends.
#27
I'm pretty sure thats the one I used.

It does kind of look shady, but Norton is pretty trust-worthy, It tells me when I download Backdoor Trojans .
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