42 viruses in 2 months? Yes, I would say that is high. ONE is too high. As far as cleaning up your mom's computer, we would need more information about what it is infected with for starters. If it is that slow, obviously all the malware has not been removed yet. You've also got to teach your brother safer computing habits or he'll get it infected again the next time he uses it after you spend days cleaning it up. Exactly what programs does she have on the computer now for viruses/sypware/adware/etc.?
I checked my moms puters virus Count & since 12-12-05 she has had 42. Is this a high number? My younger brother is always on it in what I consider "risky" sites.I have some protection but just once last week did it find one in a email. Otherwise in2 years Iv'e never had one. I'm afraid he'll ruin moms puter which I can't believe she bought.It is horrible slow now with all the things he has downloaded. She has XP & it's a Hp 2 Yr. old. I'm looking on here for help to speed it up.