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laptor running slow and not letting me in to some sites

Posted by: james s.      14 Feb 2008 @ 10:43
laptor running slow and not letting me in to some sites

laptor running slow and not letting me in to some sites

Reply by: Alan D. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Oakham, LE15      14 Feb 2008 @ 22:49
RE: laptor running slow and not letting me in to some sites

That does sound like a virus or similar. Do you have any AV software, and what does a scan show? The virus/trojan may also have corrupted your Hosts file, or changed your networking setup.

Your options are probably:-
1 Take a backup of any documents/photos etc that you want to keep. Reformat the HDD and re-install Windows and all your programs.
or 2 Call in a professional

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Reply by: Ian M. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Stoke-on-Trent, ST1      18 Apr 2008 @ 14:11
RE: laptor running slow and not letting me in to some sites

3) download Spybot & do a check of your system for spyware/adware or other malicious junk that is running.

4) clean the registry. download a program called "regseeker" & run it

5) visit the PC Pitstop website & do a check on your PC.

6) run MSCONFIG (type "MSCONFIG" into the "Run" box) & deselect the programs you don't use or don't want to load in at start-up (such as Winamp or Quicktime updaters), that way they won't load in & run in the background when you bot your PC up. DO NOT DESELECT YOUR FIREWALL, ANTIVIRUS OR EXPLORERE.EXE

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Reply by: Richard B. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Edinburgh, EH1      25 Apr 2008 @ 14:33
RE: laptor running slow and not letting me in to some sites

The sites that you can't get into: are they 'secure' sites such as online banking etc (ie do their web address start with https?

If so then visit here and follow the instructions.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;318378

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