Windows gone nuts...

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Ccd, Jul 28, 2005.

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  1. Ccd

    Ccd Registered Member

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    I'm currently using windows XP and recently, the whole system has gone nuts. I've checked for sypwares etc. (using Spybot), it says everything is fine. Only, when I use internet explorer, at some point the computer stops responding. I get menus as if I keep double-clicking everywhere on the screen. Some of the programs I'm using shut down on their own!

    Is as if the computer is frozen but I can still use the mouse and switch from a program to another but they don't respond. Even task manager acts as if I didn't send a command. It's really weird...would that be a virus? What can be done?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Capp

    Capp Registered Member

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    Hi Ccd...Welcome to Wilders!


    have you tried scanning with anything besides Spybot S&D? It is a great program, but shouldn't be your only line of defense.

    Have you looked at your running processes to see if anything is eating up your processer/memory?

    I hope this helps:

    **Use caution when editing the registry, you could wipe out your system if used incorrectly**
    First, Check to see if baddies are listed in your registry to start up with windows:
    1. Start | Run | type "regedit" and hit enter
    2. Browse registry to key: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run"
    to see if anything suspicious is listed in there. If there is, delete it.


    Next, Scan your system with a few clean-up tools:
    Anti-Spyware:
    Spybot S&D
    Ad-Aware
    SpywareBlaster (not a scanner, but a prevention tool)
    Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta (2000/XP Only)
    Anti-Trojan:
    A2
    Ewido

    Good Luck and let us know how you go :)
     
  3. ravin

    ravin Registered Member

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    try downloading the trial of webroot spysweeper and also download ewido and run that - sounds like you might have some hijackers. hope this helps. if not post back please.
     
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