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Computer not responding after windows update....

Ok, I have Windows Vista, an eMachines T5062 that gave me absolutely NO problems until after this last round of updates.

I cannot boot into safe mode, I have tried unsuccessfully to have a system restore go through. I have run my anti virus 3 times in deep scan mode thru every level of my computer's HD, and there is no virus.

For example, now certain programs won't load, even after reinstall... when I click on "my computer" it states that it is not responding, and then windows explorer crashes. Chrome no longer works, firefox takes much longer now too.

my main concern is I have tried every restore point that is listed, and nothing worked. I'm concerned that now, even though I have a firewall and AV, things are going to start eeking through..

Any suggestions?

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It sounds like

It sounds like something "eeked" through before you installed the latest round of updates. You, like so many others, have fallen into the mistaken mindset that a firewall and AV program is all you need to be safe online. Granted you at least use Chrome and Firefox, but that's still not a guarantee.

Have you run any malware scans with programs OTHER than your AV program, which is probably next to worthless for malware?

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Try this:

Backup [e.g. copy to thumb or external drives the files you want tokeep] Uninstall all the programs you have innstalled with installation CDs [so that you can reinstall]. Run disk cleanup.[temp files, temp internet files, cookies....restore points.... ] Run chkdsk. Now, do you have a more responsive computer ?

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